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  • The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
  • Robert Graves
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  • 01 December 2018
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read The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth Robert Graves ð 3 summary The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth review » eBook or Kindle ePUB The White Goddess is perhaps the finest of Robert Graves's works on the psychological and mythological sources of poetry In this tapestry of p All right let me honest and start by saying this was totally my favorite book in the entire universe when I was like 11 Hands down It gave me my first sense of what scholarship might be if it were actually funNow I did end up becoming a professional scholar and one who probably does have too much fun for his own good so perhaps a word here is in orderThose people who say the book provides zero evidence for its points all I can say is yeah that s right It s kind of a joke Or well Graves does insist that poetic truth is not a totally different truth not to be judged by prose criteria of truth but that it should always be at least true on the prose level and also something that something being magical profound etc etc But the uestion is always is that very assertion part of the joke as well Because what is magic It s something that s both true and a fraud a trick but it s true because you can carry it off And what makes Graves so much fun is that he can always carry it off When he says that he s solved some ancient mystery why are fish used as a symbol for Christ by time traveling in a poetic trance and overhearing a conversation between two Roman literari c100 AD he s obviously not asking to be judged by normal scholarly standards He s having fun and saying well tell me it isn t true What I love about Graves is that he writes about religious devotion of utter subordination to a terrifying entrancing but ultimately destructive goddess muse in such a way as to imply absolute subordination but in fact turns it into a license to do absolutely anything he pleases His biographers always seem to miss this presenting him as a sort of pathetic wimp in the sway of all these headstrong domineering women In fact you read books like this or even perhaps his essays on poetry and you meet someone utterly different someone who is having fun than any professional scholar would ever be allowed to sounding off on any topic in a way that s simultaneously outrageous ground breaking profound world shattering and probably on some level also ridiculously untrue What s the real game and what s his aim in playing it That s half the fun You can never be completely sure But like any great theorist and to be honest I sometimes think Deleuze and Derrida etc are really doing exactly the same thing the point is not to spend the rest of our lives deciding whether we adore him like a god or revile him but to take it as a demonstration that it s possible to have just as much fun ourselves That s what I did without ever realizing that s what I was doing And in retrospect I m not sure my career was better for it but my writing was and probably arguably the world is if only slightly Criminal Intent right let me honest and start by saying this was totally my favorite book in the entire universe when I was like 11 Hands down It gave me my first sense of what scholarship might be if it were actually funNow I did end up becoming a professional scholar and one who probably does have too much fun for his own good so perhaps a word here is in orderThose people who say the book provides zero evidence for its points all I can say is yeah that s The Sharpshooter's Secret Son right It s kind of a joke Or well Graves does insist that poetic truth is not a totally different truth not to be judged by prose criteria of truth but that it should always be at least true on the prose level and also something that something being magical profound etc etc But the uestion is always is that very assertion part of the joke as well Because what is magic It s something that s both true and a fraud a trick but it s true because you can carry it off And what makes Graves so much fun is that he can always carry it off When he says that he s solved some ancient mystery why are fish used as a symbol for Christ by time traveling in a poetic trance and overhearing a conversation between two Roman literari c100 AD he s obviously not asking to be judged by normal scholarly standards He s having fun and saying well tell me it isn t true What I love about Graves is that he writes about Criminal Intent religious devotion of utter subordination to a terrifying entrancing but ultimately destructive goddess muse in such a way as to imply absolute subordination but in fact turns it into a license to do absolutely anything he pleases His biographers always seem to miss this presenting him as a sort of pathetic wimp in the sway of all these headstrong domineering women In fact you The Daddy List read books like this or even perhaps his essays on poetry and you meet someone utterly different someone who is having fun than any professional scholar would ever be allowed to sounding 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read The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth Robert Graves ð 3 summary The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth review » eBook or Kindle ePUB Who was worshipped under countless titles He also uncovers the obscure and mysterious power of pure poetry and its peculiar and mythic languag Whilst some have disputed Graves historical inaccuracies im not reading this for its historical account but rather for its mytho poetical inventiveness and inspiration of which I would say that it delivers handsomelyThe attempt to reconcile the Ancient Hebrew Greek and Celtic civilizations with an AegeanTuath De Danaan Diaspora is fascinating and demands that the reader have a fairly wide background in cultural and mythological studies Speculating on the Cad Goddeu The Battle of the Trees a medieval Welsh poem from the Book of Taliesin that the trees that fought in the battle in which each tree had a meaning and significance of its own Graves argues that the original poet had concealed Druidic secrets about an older matriarchal Celtic religion for fear of censure from Christian authorities and that the battle was probably not physical but rather a struggle of wits and scholarship They did this he claims by employing the secret sign language called Ogham in this case the Tree Ogham in which each tree holds a representative symbol sound meaning set of mythologies and etcThe particular poem and its meanings is he claims further concealed by the device of being pied or mixed up with a further four poems only those in the know would be able to correctly untangle and decipher their original orderHowever and due to the excessive overloading of references and origins at times it seems that Graves has almost become one of his ancient Cambrian Awenyddion the magical minstrel poets who disguised their wisdom under the pretence of being possessed by spirits as they did not deliver the answer to what is reuired in any connected mannerbut the person who skillfully observes them will find after many preamblesand incoherent though ornamented speeches the desired explanation conveyed in some turn of wordHe could not have described his own method perfectly persist and you will find his meanings become clearerNevertheless despite the erratic over rich and often obscure prose his reconciliation of the Tree Ogham Alphabet with the calender of the Year the stations of both sun and moon is an inspiring and potentially convincing demonstration of how the ancient mythographers may havecreated meaning and managed the seasonal and social rituals of their timesReaching further his exposition and extrapolation of Biblical and earlier mythologies and their themes is remarkableI value and recommend this work to any serious and patient reader who is preferably well read mytho historicallyfor its hidden gems its tremendous scope and its imaginative inspirational ualities Bright Blessings By Stone and Star Celestial Elf Crave Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance #2 reading this for its historical account but A Daddy for Dillon rather for its mytho poetical inventiveness and inspiration of which I would say that it delivers handsomelyThe attempt to Crown Prince's Chosen Bride reconcile the Ancient Hebrew Greek and Celtic civilizations with an AegeanTuath De Danaan Diaspora is fascinating and demands that the Sheik Daddy reader have a fairly wide background in cultural and mythological studies Speculating on the Cad Goddeu The Battle of the Trees a medieval Welsh poem from the Book of Taliesin that the trees that fought in the battle in which each tree had a meaning and significance of its own Graves argues that the original poet had concealed Druidic secrets about an older matriarchal Celtic Daddys Little Matchmaker religion for fear of censure from Christian authorities and that the battle was probably not physical but Cooking Up TroubleKiss the Cook rather a struggle of wits and scholarship They did this he claims by employing the secret sign language called Ogham in this case the Tree Ogham in which each tree holds a The Daddy Surprise representative symbol sound meaning set of mythologies and etcThe particular poem and its meanings is he claims further concealed by the device of being pied or mixed up with a further four poems only those in the know would be able to correctly untangle and decipher their original orderHowever and due to the excessive overloading of The Wild Rose references and origins at times it seems that Graves has almost become one of his ancient Cambrian Awenyddion the magical minstrel poets who disguised their wisdom under the pretence of being possessed by spirits as they did not deliver the answer to what is Criminal Deception reuired in any connected mannerbut the person who skillfully observes them will find after many preamblesand incoherent though ornamented speeches the desired explanation conveyed in some turn of wordHe could not have described his own method perfectly persist and you will 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read The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth Robert Graves ð 3 summary The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth review » eBook or Kindle ePUB Oetic and religious scholarship Graves explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities the White Goddess of Birth Love and Death Graves s phrase for what he does is poetic scholarship and I m tempted to be generous and believe that what he means here really is thought that is associative and fleet as opposed to simply lazy The scholarship borders on parody Graves s assertions are made on what is essentially zero evidence But he follows his hind without faltering once and by the time 500 pages is up you do feel a sort of Palace of Wisdom effect has been achieved Where does that leave us For me reading this book is like walking through the preserved home of a reclusive genius Look there s his astrolabe his roomful of scrolls his private exercise room full of bright orange pogo sticks You can distance yourself from his conclusions but the actual motion of thought is undeniable The book s a feat a thing but above all I think Graves would probably agree with me here a solution Like many great solutions it sounds as much like a riddle as the thing it solved