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Trickster oder Göttin? - Facetten Medeas bei Robert Graves


Fehlmann, Meret (2015). Trickster oder Göttin? - Facetten Medeas bei Robert Graves. Musemedusa, 3:1-3.

Abstract

Medea figures in some of the works of Robert Graves. She is one of the main characters in his retelling of the saga of the Argonauts, The Golden Fleece (1944). This book can be read as precursor to his great work, The White Goddess (1948). Both books deal with the relation between the poet and the white goddess or Muse. The white goddess gives the gift of poetry, but in the end asks the death of her male worshipper. On the one hand, it is possible to interpret The Golden Fleece’s Medea as a predecessor of the white goddess; on the other hand, this Medea resembles also the figure of the trickster.

Medea figures in some of the works of Robert Graves. She is one of the main characters in his retelling of the saga of the Argonauts, The Golden Fleece (1944). This book can be read as precursor to his great work, The White Goddess (1948). Both books deal with the relation between the poet and the white goddess or Muse. The white goddess gives the gift of poetry, but in the end asks the death of her male worshipper. On the one hand, it is possible to interpret The Golden Fleece’s Medea as a predecessor of the white goddess; on the other hand, this Medea resembles also the figure of the trickster.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:790 Sports, games & entertainment
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:German
Date:September 2015
Deposited On:07 Dec 2015 15:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:25
Publisher:WordPress
ISSN:2369-3045
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://musemedusa.com/dossier_3/fehlmann/
Related URLs:http://musemedusa.com/

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