Rene Girard and Myth An Introduction
Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth
The Poetics of Myth
Northrop Frye on Myth
Cassirer and Langer on Myth An Introduction
By Robert A. Segal
October 14, 2020
Comparing and evaluating modern theories of myth, this book offers an overview of explanations of myth from the social sciences and the humanities. This ambitious collection of essays uses the viewpoints of a variety of disciplines - psychology, anthropology, sociology, politics, philosophy, ...
By Angus Nicholls
November 10, 2016
This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from ...
By Robert Ackerman
August 16, 2002
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Eleazar M. Meletinsky
July 27, 2000
'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 ...
By Ford Russell
August 29, 2000
Nortrop Frye differed from other theorists of myth in tracing all of the major literary genres--romance, comedy, satire, not just tragedy--to myth and ritual. This volume is the most thorough presentation of his thinking on the subject....
By Lawrence Coupe
June 09, 2014
Kenneth Burke--rhetorician, philosopher, linguist, sociologist, literary and music critic, crank--was one of the foremost theorists of literary form. He did not fit tidily into any philosophical school, nor was he reducible to any simple set of principles or ideas. He published widely, and is ...