Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth

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Alan Dundes
University of California Press, 15.11.1984. - 352 страница
Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classics statements on the theory of myth by authors such as William Bascom, Jan de Vries, G. S. Kirk, James G. Frazer, Theodor H. Gaster, Mircea Eliade, Bronislaw Malinowski, C. G. Jung, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.

Rather than limiting this collection to classical Roman and Greek mythology, Dundes gives the book a worldwide scope. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

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A collection of essays on the theory behind the study of mythology, covering the definition of myth, different ways to analyze them, and several analyses of various myths using some of these methods ... Прочитајте целу рецензију


Theories Concerning
On Defining Myths G S K I R K
The Fall of Man J AM E S G F R A Z E R
The Truth of Myth RAF F A E L E PE T TAZ Z O N I
Cosmogonic Myth
The Creation Myths
The CulturalHistorical
The Role of Myth in Life B R O N IS LAW M A L IN O W S K I
The Mythic E R I C D A R D E L
The Psychology of the Child Archetype C G J U N G
The Story of Asdivval C L A UD E L É VI S T R A U S S
The World Conception
The Myth of Washington D O R O T H E A W E N D E R
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Alan Dundes is Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, University of California, Berkeley, and author of numerous books on folklore, including La Terra in Piazza: An Interpretation of the Palio of Siena (California, 1975, 1982).

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