The Poetics of Myth (Theorists of Myth Series #9/ Garland Reference Library of the Humanities #1944)

The Poetics of Myth (Theorists of Myth Series #9/ Garland Reference Library of the Humanities #1944)

by Eleazar M. Meletinsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815321341

ISBN-13: 9780815321347

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

Overview

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815321347
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Theorists of Myth Series, #9
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Biographical Note
Preface to the Russian Edition (1976)
Pt. IModern Theories of Myth and Approaches to Literature
Historical Overview3
Remythification in Philosophy and in the Study of Culture14
Ritualism and Functionalism19
The French Sociological School25
The Symbolic Theories29
Analytical Psychology39
Structuralism53
Myth, Ritual, Archetypes, and Literary Criticism73
Mythopoetics in Russian and Soviet Thought92
Preliminary Conclusions116
Pt. IIThe Classic Forms of Myth and Their Expression in Narrative Folklore
Preliminary Observations151
The General Characteristics of Mythological Thought152
The Functional Orientation of Myth156
Mythical Time and Its Paradigms158
Ancestors, Demiurges, Culture Heroes163
Archaic Creation Myths177
The Origins of Society181
Chaos, Order, and the Creation of the Universe183
The Cosmic Model192
Seasonal Myths196
Cosmic Cycles and the End of the Universe200
Heroic Myths and Rites of Passage203
The Semantics of Mythical Plots and Systems207
Myth, Tale, Epic235
Pt. IIIMythification in Twentieth-Century Literature
Historical Introduction259
The Mythological Novel in the Twentieth Century: Some Preliminary Observations275
An Antithesis: Joyce and Mann277
Kofka's Mythopoetics313
Various Aspects of Mythification in the Contemporary Novel329
Bibliography353
Subject Index and Glossary413
Index of Literary Works478
Name Index483

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >