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The Early Poetry of Robert Graves: The Goddess Beckons
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Texas Pr
Publication date June 1, 2002
Pages 174
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780292743434
ISBN-10 0292743432
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $40.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Like many men of his generation, poet Robert Graves was indelibly marked by his experience of trench warfare in World War I. The horrific battles in which he fought and his guilt over surviving when so many perished left Graves shell-shocked and disoriented, desperately seeking a way to bridge the rupture between his conventional upbringing and the uncertainties of post-war British society. In this study of Graves's early poetry, Frank Kersnowski explores how his war neurosis opened a door into the unconscious for Graves and led him to reject the essential components of the Western idea of reality - reason and predictability. In particular, Kersnowski traces the emergence in Graves's early poems of a figure he later called "The White Goddess," a being at once terrifying and glorious, who sustains life and inspires poetry. Drawing on interviews with Graves's family, as well as unpublished correspondence and drafts of poems, Kersnowski argues that Graves actually experienced the White Goddess as a real being and that his life as a poet was driven by the purpose of celebrating and explaining this deity and her matriarchy.

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