The many-minded man : the Odyssey, psychology, and the therapy of epic (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The many-minded man : the Odyssey, psychology, and the therapy of epic

Author: Joel Christensen
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Myth and poetics., II.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Argues that the Odyssey explores the development and dysfunction of human minds and provides for its audiences-both ancient and modern-a basic theory of human mental function and identity as well as approaches or treatments when the mind in some way fails"--
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Christensen, Joel (Joel P.).
The many-minded man
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2020012380
Named Person: Homer.; Homer.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Christensen
ISBN: 9781501752360 1501752367 1501752359 9781501752353
OCLC Number: 1147944052
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 342 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Homeric psychology --
Treating Telemachus : education and learned helplessness --
Escape from Ogygia : an isolated man --
Odysseus's Apologoi and narrative therapy --
Odysseus's lies : correspondence, coherence, and the narrative agency --
Marginalized agencies and narrative selves --
Penelope's subordinated agency --
The politics of Ithaca : from collective trauma to amnesty's end --
The therapy of oblivion, unforgettable pain and the Odyssey's end --
Conclusion: escaping (the) story's bounds.
Series Title: Myth and poetics., II.
Responsibility: Joel P. Christensen.
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"Argues that the Odyssey explores the development and dysfunction of human minds and provides for its audiences-both ancient and modern-a basic theory of human mental function and identity as well as approaches or treatments when the mind in some way fails"--

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