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Mythic thinking in twentieth-century Britain : meaning for modernity / Matthew Sterenberg, Assistant Professor, Waseda University, Japan.

Author/Creator:
Sterenberg, Matthew, 1975-
Publication:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Manners and customs -- History -- 20th century.
Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
Mythology, British.
Values -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and myth.
British literature -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, British -- History -- 20th century.
Group identity -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
British literature
Civilization
Civilization, Modern.
Group identity.
Literature and myth.
Manners and customs
Mythology, British.
National characteristics, British.
Values.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Contents:
Myth and the modern problem
Golden boughs, fairy books, and holy grails: the making of a myth-saturated culture
"The grail is stirring": modernist mysticism, the matter of Britain, and the quest for spiritual renewal
"The mythical mode of imagination": J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the epistemology of myth
Coping with the catastrophe: J.G. Ballard, the new wave, and mythic science fiction
Myth and the quest for psychological wholeness: C.G. Jung as spiritual sage
Minding the myth-kitty: myth, cultural authority, and the evolution of English studies
Making a modern faith: myth in twentieth-century British theology.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781137354969 (alk. paper)
1137354968 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
842208577
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