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Author Von Hendy, Andrew, 1932-

Title The modern construction of myth / Andrew Von Hendy
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 386 pages)
Contents THE MODERN CONSTRUCTION OF MYTH; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 -- From Fable to Myth; Chapter 2 -- The Invention of Myth; Chapter 3 -- The Struggle between Myth and SuspicionĊ½; Chapter 4 -- Myth as an Aspect of PrimitiveĊ½ Religion; Chapter 5 -- The Role of Depth-Psychology in the Construction of Myth; Chapter 6 -- The Modernist Contribution to the Construction of Myth; Chapter 7 -- Neo-Romantic Theories of the Midcentury I: Myth as Mode of Thought and Language; Chapter 8 -- Neo-Romantic Theories of the Midcentury II: Myth and Ritual in Quotidian Western Life
Summary Andrew Von Hendy offers an integrated critical account of the career of myth in modernity. He takes as its starting point some crucial moments in the 18th-century reinvention of the concept and then follows the major branches of theorizing as they appear in the work of theologians, philosophers, literary artists, political thinkers, folklorists, anthropologists, psychologists, and others
Analysis Electronic books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Myth -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001002075
ISBN 0253108802 (electronic bk.)
9780253108807 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)