This labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first published more than fifty years ago, was the outcome of Graves’s vast reading and curious research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet’s quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explored the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry.
Last one for today (maybe)
Anything by Robert Graves is wonderful. This one and his Greek Myths have been used and abused by me…forever and a day.
But White Goddess, in particular, has been vilified on and off ever since it was first published.