Myth / Edition 2

Myth / Edition 2

by Laurence Coupe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415442842

ISBN-13: 9780415442848

Pub. Date: 02/20/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Laurence Coupe offers students a comprehensive overview of the development of myth, showing how mythic themes, structures and symbols persist in literature and entertainment today. This introductory volume:

  • illustrates the relation between myth, culture and literature with discussions of poetry, fiction, film and popular song
  • explores uses

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Overview

Laurence Coupe offers students a comprehensive overview of the development of myth, showing how mythic themes, structures and symbols persist in literature and entertainment today. This introductory volume:

  • illustrates the relation between myth, culture and literature with discussions of poetry, fiction, film and popular song
  • explores uses made of the term ‘myth’ within the fields of literary criticism, anthropology, cultural studies, feminism, Marxism and psychoanalysis
  • discusses the association between modernism, postmodernism, myth and history
  • familiarizes the reader with themes such as the dying god, the quest for the Grail, the relation between ‘chaos’ and ‘cosmos’, and the vision of the end of time
  • demonstrates the growing importance of the green dimension of myth.

Fully updated and revised in this new edition, Myth is both a concise introduction and a useful tool to students first approaching the topic, while also a valuable contribution to the study of myth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415442848
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/20/2009
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Reading Myth 1.Order 2.Chaos 3.Endings Part II Mythic Reading 4.Truth 5.Psyche 6.History 7.Gaia Bibliography

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