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An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths and the central role they have played through time.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.44(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.82(d)|
About the Author
The author of Parallel Myths and The Book of Ages, J. F. Bierlein teaches in the Washington Semester and World Capitals Program at American University in Washington, and also works for a social sciences consulting firm. Multilingual, he is deeply interested in theology, existentialism, art, opera, and the study of classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Hebrew, as well as other languages. Professor Bierlein and his wife, Heather Diehl, live in northern Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a marvelous compilation of myths from around the world: western, non-western, and Native American. It is a great book for classes focusing on world mythology. Easy to read, easy to digest, and full of great references to other works.
Good read. Lots of information wished i learned in college.
I was hoping for an insightful glance into world myth, with potentially some insights I hadn't seen, from someone familiar with many traditions. Unfortunately, there were so many problems– fundamental inaccuracies, vital omissions, and questionable sources– within the first few chapters, that I couldn't force myself to finish the rest of the book. For a legitimate introduction to world myth, go elsewhere. Anywhere.