Structuralism in Myth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815322603
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: Theorists of Myth Series, #6
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
Myth Today 1
The Meaning of Myth, with Special Reference to "La Geste d'Asdiwal" 31
The Archaic Triad: The Documents 53
Interpretation: The Three Functions 60
Levi-Strauss in the Garden of Eden: An Examination of Some Recent Developments in the Analysis of Myth 88
Vladimir Propp: An Evaluation on His Seventieth Birthday 100
The Structural Study of Myth 118
The Story of Asdiwal 135
The Comparative Indo-European Mythology of Georges Dumezil 183
Myths [from Roland Barthes] 203
Structure and History in the Study of the Fairy Tale 219
Hesiod's Myth of the Races: An Essay in Structural Analysis 247
The Black Hunter and the Origin of the Athenian Ephebeia 277
Another Showdown at the Cleft Way: An Inquiry into Classicists' Criticism of Levi-Strauss' Myth Analysis 299
The Head and the Loins: Levi-Strauss and Beyond 315
Acknowledgments 331
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