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Companion to literary myths : heroes and archetypes

Author: Pierre Brunel; Wendy Allatson; Judith Hayward; Trista Selous
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Series: Routledge revivals.
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First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brunel, Pierre.
Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Brunel; Wendy Allatson; Judith Hayward; Trista Selous
ISBN: 9781317387145 1317387147 9781317387138 1317387139 9781317387121 1317387120
OCLC Number: 915343828
Notes: Originally published in English by Routledge in 1992.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Entries; Preface; Abraham; Adonis; African myths; Ah Q/Ah Q ism; Ancient Apollo; Androgynes; Andromeda; Antigone; Aphrodite; Apocalypse; Apollo, the mythical sun; Archetypes; Ariadne; Artemis; Arthur; The Aryan myth; Atlantis; Black Tezcatlipoca; Cain; Carmen; Celtic myths; Centaurs; Chinese legends and mythology; The Cid; Coatlicue, the mother goddess; Cosmogonie myths; Cronos; Daedalus; Daphne; David, or the journey; The Dictator; Dionysus of the Ancients. Dionysus: the development of the literary mythDiscoveries; The Dogon myth of creation; Don Juan; Doubles and counterparts; Echo; Eden; Eldorado; Eros; Eternal Recurrence; Europa; Faust; The feathered serpent; The flood; Germanic myths; The golden age; The golden fleece; The golem; The grail; The great serpent; Gyges; Hamlet; Helen of Troy; Hermes; Heroism; Hindu myths; Historical figures and mythical figures; Image and myth; Iphigenia; Ishtar; Isis; Jacob; Japanese mydiology; Jesus Christ in literature; Joan of Arc; Job; Judith; Julian; Koumen; The labyrinth; Lilith. Literary and mythological narrativesLiterature and initiation; Lorelei; Louis XIV; Mandrake; Medea; Medusa; Melusina; Melusina in literature; Merlin; Moses; The minotaur; The myth of decadence; The myth of the wandering Jew; A mythical bestiary; The mythico-poetic attitude; Narcissus; Nietzsche, disciple of Dionysus; Odysseus; Oedipus; The ogre in literature; Orion; Orpheus; Parsifal; Phaedra; Phoenix; From primitive myths to literary myths; Prometheus; Psyche; Pyramus and Thisbe; Revolution and revolutionaries; Salome; Satan; Saturn; Scandinavian myths; Shaka the Zulu; Sirens in Antiquity. SisyphusThe spinners; Sundiata; Tahiti; Tales and mydhs; The temptation of St Anthony; Theseus; Tristan; Twins: quadratures and syzygies; The Unicorn; Utopia and myth; Virile women; Witches; Zoroaster; Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Other Titles: Dictionnaire des mythes littéraires.
Responsibility: edited by Pierre Brunel ; translated by Wendy Allatson, Judith Hayward and Trista Selous.

Abstract:

First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and In.

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