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Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes

Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes

Author: Prof. Pierre Brunel

ISBN: 978-954-320-120-4
Category: Dictionaries and Encyclopaedia
Cover: Hardcover, Format: 17х24, Pages: 1168, Weight: 1490 g

Out of print

Price: 50.00 lv

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The Companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. The Companion is indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology. A detailed bibliography and comprehensive index are included.

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