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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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|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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 ContentsPreface
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