the white goddess by robert graves *THE WHITE GODDESS by Robert Graves, Faber & Faber (UK) Creative Age Press (US), first published in 1948. This book has an indirect Dylan connection.
   This is the book-length essay on the nature of poetic myth-making that Bob Dylan mentions in Chronicles Volume 1:
'I read The White Goddess by Robert Graves, too. Invoking the poetic muse was something I didn't know about yet. Didn't know enough to start trouble with it, anyway. In a few years' time I would meet Robert Graves himself in London. We went out for a brisk walk around Paddington Square. I wanted to ask him about some of the things in his book, but I couldn't remember much about it'.
Thank you to François Guillez for pointing this Dylan related book.