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Myth and literature contemporary theory and practice by John B. Vickery

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 377-381.

Statementedited by John B. Vickery.
LC ClassificationsPN56.M94 V5
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 391 p.
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5941031M
LC Control Number65011563

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Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives or stories that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales or origin main characters in myths are usually gods, demigods or supernatural humans. Stories of everyday human beings, although often of leaders of some type, are usually contained in legends, as opposed to myths. In Literature, Modernism and Myth Michael Bell also examines the relationship of myth and modernism to postmodernism. Myth, Bell shows, is inherently flexible; it was used to justify Pound's totalizing vision of society which eventually descended into fascism, and the liberal, ironic vision of human existence Joyce and Mann by: The relationship between myth and literature has taken varying forms. The most obvious form has been the use of myth in works of literature. ‘Myth and literature’ explores the mythic origin of literature. It discusses the scholars who have theorized about the patterns that they have delineated in hero myths. Myths collectively are too varied to share a plot, but common plots have been. myth (mĭth) n. 1. a. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society: the myth of Eros and Psyche; a creation myth. b. Such stories.

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