1st Edition

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

ISBN 9780415651127
Published July 17, 2014 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

This book surveys the history of psychoanalytic treatments of myths variously as symptoms of psychopathology, as cultural defense mechanisms, and as metaphoric expressions of ideas that may include therapeutic insights.


"A comparative history of one specific mythographic path from Freud to our day, this work explores the many branches of classical psychoanalytic criticism, excluding those...who strayed from the orthodox path." --William G. Doty, The University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa, Religious Studies Review