A Short History of Myth

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Penguin Books, 2005 - 135 страница
Myths Are Universal And Timeless Stories That Reflect And Shape Our Lives They Explore Our Desires, Our Fears, Our Longings, And Provide Narratives That Remind Us What It Means To Be Human. The Myths Series Brings Together Some Of The World S Finest Writers, Each Of Whom Has Retold A Myth In A Contemporary And Memorable Way. Authors In The Series Include: Chinua Achebe, Margaret Atwood, Karen Armstrong, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Milton Hatoum, Victor Pelevin, Donna Tartt, Su Tong And Jeanette Winterson.

Human Beings Have Always Been Mythmakers

What Are Myths? How Have They Evolved? And Why Do We Still So Desperately Need Them?

The History Of Myth Is The History Of Humanity; Our Stories And Beliefs, Our Curiosity And Attempts To Understand The World, Link Us To Our Ancestors And Each Other. Myths Help Us Make Sense Of The Universe. Armstrong Takes Us From The Palaeolithic Period And The Myths Of The Hunters Right Up To The Great Western Transformation Of The Last 500 Years And The Discrediting Of Myth By Science.

Heralding A Major Series Of Retellings Of International Myths By Authors From Around The World, Armstrong1S Characteristically Insightful And Eloquent Book Serves As A Brilliant And Thought-Provoking Introduction To Myth In The Broadest Sense And Why We Dismiss It Only At Our Peril.

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I've felt that some of Karen Armstrong's books -- most notably "A History of God" -- tried to do too much in too little space, but "A Short History of Myth" is a beautifully economical little text. I ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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Armstrong continues to be one of my favorite religion writers. This slim book is a shallow overview of how myths developed and how they changed as societies evolved and needed stories which fit their ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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О аутору (2005)

Karen Armstrong is one of the foremost commentators on religious affairs in both Britain and the United States. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and received a degree at Oxford University.

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