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21 October 2004

176 Pages | 13 halftones

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192803474

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Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Robert A. Segal

Very Short Introductions

  • A fresh new approach to the study of myths - their origins and their application to the arts and sciences
  • Reveals how theories can be applied to ancient myths, but also to modern mythologizing, such as the idolization of Hollywood 'stars'.
  • Explores the origin of myths, their function, and their subject matter
  • A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth
  • Considers the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude Lévi-Strauss, C. G. Jung, and Sigmund Freud