Once and Future Myths: The Power of Ancient Stories in Modern Times

Once and Future Myths: The Power of Ancient Stories in Modern Times

by Phil Cousineau
     
 

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In this masterwork, Cousineau gleans from the world's body of myth a stirring vision that offers the potential for "a deep experience of life". Unabridged.See more details below

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In this masterwork, Cousineau gleans from the world's body of myth a stirring vision that offers the potential for "a deep experience of life". Unabridged.

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In this personal book, many years in the making, renowned illustrator, photographer, and adventurer Cousineau speculates on the origins, development, and meaning of myths. Examining mythic tales from around the world, Cousineau argues that myth remains omnipresent in our daily life. To make his case, he examines a vast array of experiences, including baseball, popular music, diet, and general amusements. The thrust of this thoughtful book is that science may explain how the world works, but myth explains why. This is fascinating reading, though the style is meandering and the material somewhat heady. For inclusive collections of ancient lore and mythic reveries. Richard K. Burns, MSLS, Hatbor, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781573241465
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.26(d)

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