Books: Perils of Utopia

WATCH THE NORTH WIND RISE (290 pp.) —Robert Graves—Creative Age ($3).

Britain's Robert Graves is one literary campaigner against God who refuses to find his compensation in Communism, Existentialism, or any other materialistic system. In eccentric loneliness, Graves worships his own spectacular deity—a lady known as the White Goddess, whom he declares to be the true Godhead and only true muse of poets, and to whose abandonment by erring man he attributes most of the mess in the world today.

Graves was not obsessed with Her when he wrote his earlier poems and historical...

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