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Myth and literature ; contemporary theory and practice

Author: John B Vickery
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1969, ©1966.
Series: Bison book, BB500.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a collection of thirty-four major essays devoted to the theories, methods, and problems of myth criticism offers a convenient and substantial introduction to one of the most distinctive trends  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Vickery
ISBN: 0803252080 9780803252080
OCLC Number: 4066665
Description: xii, 391 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The nature of myth: Myth, symbolism, and truth / David Bidney --
Bios and mythos: prolegomena to a science of mythology / Joseph Campbell --
Myth and folktale / Geza Roheim --
Myths and rituals: a general theory / Clyde Kluckhohn --
2. Myth and literature: The ritual view of myth and the mythic / Stanley Edgar Hyman --
Notes on mythopoeia / Philip Wheelwright --
Notes on the study of myth / Richard Chase --
Myth and drama / Harold H. Watts --
The archetypes of literature / Northrop Frye --
The working novelist and the mythmaking process / Andrew Lytle --
The myth and the powerhouse / Philip Rahv --
The meaning of "myth" in modern criticism / Wallace W. Douglas --
Cultural anthropology and contemporary literary criticism / Haskell M. Block --
3. Myth and criticism: [1.] Definitions and discriminations: "Myth" and the literary scruple / Francis Fergusson --
The myth and ritual approach to Shakespearean tragedy / Herbert Weisinger --
Initiatory motifs in the story of Telemachus / Charles W. Eckert --
Myth and medieval literature: Sir Gawain and the green knight / Charles Moorman --
[2.] The presence of myth: The archetypal pattern of death and rebirth in Milton's Lycidas / Richard P. Adams --
Big medicine in Moby Dick / Reginald L. Cook --
The myth of man: Joyce's Finnegans wake / Marvin Magalaner --
[3.] The imaginal design: Myth in The Blithedale romance / Peter B. Murray --
The red badge of courage as myth and symbol / John E. Hart --
Symbolism of the cyclical myth in Endymion / Robert Harrison --
[4.] The critical analogy: Mythic patterns in To the lighthouse / Joseph L. Blotner --
Nature myth in Faulkner's The bear / John Lydenberg --
Dickens and some motifs of the fairy tale / Shirley Grob --
[5.] Mythic themes and forms: Remarks on the sad initiation of Huckleberry Finn / James M. Cox --
The sunburnt god: ritual and tragic myth in The return of the native / Myth and ritual in the shorter fiction of D.H. Lawrence / John B. Vickery --
[6.] The psychological dimension: An archetypal analysis of Conrad's Nostromo / Claire Rosenfield --
Walden: the wisdom of the centaur / William Bysshe Stein --
The use of myth in Kafka and Mann / Harry Slochower --
[7.] From mythological to mythopoeic: Tennyson's mythology: a study of Demeter and Persephone / G. Robert Stange --
Prophetic myths in Zola / Philip Walker.
Series Title: Bison book, BB500.
Responsibility: edited by John B. Vickery.

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