Myth From the Ice Age to Mickey Mouse

Myth From the Ice Age to Mickey Mouse

by Robert W. Brockway

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Overview

Brockway exposes Western mythic thought from Paleolithic times to the present. Myth and mythic thinking did not cease with the rise of science and philosophy during the Enlightenment, but continue to flourish in modern times. The author shows how mythic themes continue to occur in both high culture and popular arts.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791417140
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 11/18/1993
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Brockway is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. All Myths are Stories

2. How it All Began

3. The Myth of Eternal Return

4. The Hero and the Dragon

5. Where is Myth in the Modern World?

6. Secular Myths in Novels

7. The Masks of Mickey Mouse

8. Myths about Myths

Appendix

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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