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Literary criticism and myth

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English


  • Myth in literature.,
  • Criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited with introductions by Robert A. Segal.
SeriesTheories of myth ;, 4
ContributionsSegal, Robert Alan.
LC ClassificationsPN56.M94 L57 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 373 p. :
Number of Pages373
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL799989M
ISBN 100815322585
LC Control Number95036269

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  The book testifies that literary history is a repetitive and self contained cycle where basic symbolic myths (for instance the deluge, trickster) recur. Myth criticism drew upon the anthropological and psychological bases of myths; rituals and folktales to restore the spiritual content to the alienated, fragmented world ruled by scientism But developments in post‐Jungian theory, and particularly Frye's last book Words with Power (), are responsive to postmodernity and renew the critical potential of archetypal criticism. A Companion to Literary   Five Iconic Literary Road Trips Aug by Book Marks Margaret Wilkerson Sexton on Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, and Jacqueline Woodson Aug by Book Marks The Best Reviewed Books of the Week Aug by Book Marks Myth-criticism is concerned with the moment of contact between the often wide and varied tradition of a myth, especially as it is understood by the author and audience, and the literary work which contains a particular manifestation or interpretation of the ://~jfarrell/from_ccat/temp/Cindy/mythcrit/

In his book on literary criticism. 1, Raman Selden gives an interesting. Bakhtinian criticism, archetypal and myth criticism, ethnic literary. studies, racial studies,   Bressler also gives a fairly basic and easy to understand overview of Russian Formalism and New Criticism which seem to be the most commonly taught literary criticism techniques in high school English classes. The Bad: This book absolutely fails in its  › Books › Literature & Fiction › History & Criticism. The likes of The New Yorker, the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times book review and The Guardian can make or break a book with a crushing or glowing review, but what makes a critic equipped to voice such a powerful opinion? And now, with internet usage as prevalent and widespread as it is, it's never been easier for would-be pundits Literary criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often informed by literary theory, which is the philosophical discussion of its methods and goals. Though the two activities are closely related, literary critics are not always, and have not always been, ://