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The Poetics of Myth
     

The Poetics of Myth

by Eleazar M. Meletinsky
 

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'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper division

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'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper division undergraduates, graduate students and teachers/scholars of myth.' - Choice

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A translation of the 1976 Russian , purged of its Soviet references. Melitinsky has written widely on folklore and mythology, and is part of a group sometimes identified as the Moscow branch of the Tartu School of semioticians, associated with the work of Yuri Lotman. He argues that myth survives today as a form of thought, and that myth emerges in the 20th century's great literature ever more frequently as the rhetorical strategies of realism and objective observation reveal themselves to be inadequate to describe modern concerns. He combines an index and glossary of concepts and personae without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781136749285
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2013
Series:
Theorists of Myth
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
516
File size:
2 MB

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