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The Poetics of Myth

1st Edition

By Eleazar M. Meletinsky

Routledge

516 pages

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'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper division undergraduates, graduate students and teachers/scholars of myth.' - Choice

Reviews

"Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them…Highly recommended for upper division undergraduates, graduate students, and teachers/scholars of myth." -- Choice

"The Poetics of Myth merits attention for its claim that myth is always expanding: that stories told may always be retold, that a mythology received may also be renewed, that symbolic world-making is never quite complete." -- Religious Studies Review

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT006000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory