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  • 05/2021
  • B08TQJNXSR
  • 202 pages
  • $4.99
Neel Burton
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The Meaning of Myth: With 12 Greek Myths Retold and Interpreted by a Psychiatrist
Neel Burton, author

Adult; Lit Crit, Lit Bio, Essay, Film; (Market)

Not just the stories, but what they mean. What is myth, and why does it have such a hold on the human mind? How does myth relate to near forms such as legend and fairy tale, and to other modes of understanding such as religion and science? What is a hero, what is a monster, and what function does magic serve? How has our relationship with myth and mythology changed over the centuries? And are there any modern myths? These are a few of the fascinating questions that psychiatrist and philosopher Neel Burton explores in the first part of this book. In the second part, he puts theory into practice to unravel 12 of the most captivating Greek myths, including Echo and Narcissus, Eros and Psyche, and Prometheus and Pandora. These myths have been haunting us for millennia, but are they really, as has been claimed, the repositories of deep wisdom and mystical secrets?
Formats
Ebook Details
  • 05/2021
  • B08TQJNXSR
  • 202 pages
  • $4.99

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