The Poetics of Myth.

By: Meletinsky, Eleazar MContributor(s): Sadetsky, AlexandreMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandTheorists of Myth: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (938 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781135599133Subject(s): Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Myth in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Poetics of MythDDC classification: 809.3915 LOC classification: PN56.M94 -- .M4413 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Biographical Note -- Preface to the Russian Edition (1976) -- Part I: Modern Theories of Myth and Approaches to Literature -- Historical Overview -- Remythification in Philosophy and in the Study of Culture -- Ritualism and Functionalism -- The French Sociological School -- The Symbolic Theories -- Analytical Psychology -- Structuralism -- Myth, Ritual, Archetypes, and Literary Criticism -- Mythopoetics in Russian and Soviet Thought -- Preliminary Conclusions -- Notes to Part I -- Part II: The Classic Forms of Myth and Their Expression in Narrative Folklore -- Preliminary Observations -- The General Characteristics of Mythological Thought -- The Functional Orientation of Myth -- Mythical Time and Its Paradigms -- Ancestors, Demiurges, Culture Heroes -- Archaic Creation Myths -- The Origins of Society -- Chaos, Order, and the Creation of the Universe -- The Cosmic Model -- Seasonal Myths -- Cosmic Cycles and the End of the Universe -- Heroic Myths and Rites of Passage -- The Semantics of Mythical Plots and Systems -- Myth, Tale, Epic -- Notes to Part II -- Part III: Mythification in Twentieth-Century Literature -- Historical Introduction -- The Mythological Novel in the Twentieth Century: Some Preliminary Observations -- An Antithesis: Joyce and Mann -- Kafka's Mythopoetics -- Various Aspects of Mythification in the Contemporary Novel -- Notes to Part III -- Bibliography -- Appendices -- Subject Index and Glossary -- Index of Literary Works -- Name Index.
Summary: First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Biographical Note -- Preface to the Russian Edition (1976) -- Part I: Modern Theories of Myth and Approaches to Literature -- Historical Overview -- Remythification in Philosophy and in the Study of Culture -- Ritualism and Functionalism -- The French Sociological School -- The Symbolic Theories -- Analytical Psychology -- Structuralism -- Myth, Ritual, Archetypes, and Literary Criticism -- Mythopoetics in Russian and Soviet Thought -- Preliminary Conclusions -- Notes to Part I -- Part II: The Classic Forms of Myth and Their Expression in Narrative Folklore -- Preliminary Observations -- The General Characteristics of Mythological Thought -- The Functional Orientation of Myth -- Mythical Time and Its Paradigms -- Ancestors, Demiurges, Culture Heroes -- Archaic Creation Myths -- The Origins of Society -- Chaos, Order, and the Creation of the Universe -- The Cosmic Model -- Seasonal Myths -- Cosmic Cycles and the End of the Universe -- Heroic Myths and Rites of Passage -- The Semantics of Mythical Plots and Systems -- Myth, Tale, Epic -- Notes to Part II -- Part III: Mythification in Twentieth-Century Literature -- Historical Introduction -- The Mythological Novel in the Twentieth Century: Some Preliminary Observations -- An Antithesis: Joyce and Mann -- Kafka's Mythopoetics -- Various Aspects of Mythification in the Contemporary Novel -- Notes to Part III -- Bibliography -- Appendices -- Subject Index and Glossary -- Index of Literary Works -- Name Index.

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Serious students of myth 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 the theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them. Readers in the US will find his criticisms of Northrup Frye and Joseph Campbell especially interesting. The section on myth and patterns compares "classic" myth to folklore and offers an excellent framework for a discussion of comparative myth studies. His analysis of the cosmic model crackles with insight. Meletinsky devotes sections to creation myths, hero myths, cosmic cycles, and myths of the end of the universe, among others. The final section examines myth in the works of 20th-century giants like Joyce, Mann, and Kafka. The parallels and contrasts that the author draws between Joyce and Mann open new ways of looking at the work of both writers. Includes detailed notes and an extensive bibliography. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and teachers/scholars of myth. S. F. Klepetar St. Cloud State University

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