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eBook Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth ePub

by Alan Dundes

  • ISBN: 0520051920
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Alan Dundes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press (November 15, 1984)
  • Pages: 366
  • ePub book: 1624 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1222 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 137

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Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre. This new volume brings together classics statements on the theory of myth by authors such as William Bascom, Jan de Vries, G. S. Kirk, James G. Frazer, Theodor H. Gaster, Mircea Eliade, Bronislaw Malinowski, C. G. Jung, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. Rather th Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. Jung, and Claude L vi-Strauss. Rather than limiting this collection to classical Roman and Greek mythology, Dundes gives the book a worldwide scope.

Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth. Sabin, Frances E. Classical Myths That Live Today. Silver Burdett Company, 1940. University of California Press. p. 9. ISBN 9780520051928. Simpson, Jacqueline; Roud, Steve (2000). Murthy, K. Krishna (1985).

In his 1984 introduction to Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth, folklorist Alan Dundes provides the simpler of the two definitions I’m including here. He writes that A myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and man came to be in their present form (Dundes 1984, 1). Well and good, but I think we need a bit more than that if we want to utilize myth in our writing. William Bascom’s 1965 article The Forms of Folklore: Prose Narratives offers a more comprehensive definition.

Alan Dundes, Introduction, in Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth, ed. Alan Dundes (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984), 1. Alan Dundes, Introduction, in Sacred Narrative: Readings. Alan Dundes, Introduction, in Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth, ed. Alan Dundes. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984), . false. 3. Bronislaw Malinowski, The Role of Myth in Life, in Sacred Narrative, 199. ) false.

Sacred Narrative Readings in the Theory of Myth. Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form

Sacred Narrative Readings in the Theory of Myth. Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form.

1 Alan Dundes, Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth l (1984). 15 In fact, the creation story is really a creation myth. The use of oral tradition in the litigation may involve legends but not myths. 2 In litigation there can be a concern with the authenticity of claims about genealogy.

Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classics statements on the theory of myth by authors such as William Bascom, Jan de Vries, G. S. Kirk, James G. Frazer, Theodor H. Gaster, Mircea Eliade, Bronislaw Malinowski, C. G. Jung, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.Rather than limiting this collection to classical Roman and Greek mythology, Dundes gives the book a worldwide scope. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

Comments

Kirinaya Kirinaya
I bought this as a textbook for a class on mythology. The book arrived in new condition in a bubble mailer. It's a collection of intellectual pieces on religion and the experiences religious texts are based on. It's a good read if you're into high-level writing about religion.
Maridor Maridor
For readers interested in learning about myth, this book is a great starting point. One of the world's best folklorists, Alan Dundes has compiled key texts in the study of mythology. The range of ideas and issues is excellent, and Dundes' headnotes provide insightful and essential introductions to an array of theories about myths. This volume is thoroughly grounded in serious scholarship, and it fairly presents a range of issues and approaches. When Dundes offers criticism, it's done with intelligence and insight, and he provides ample evidence to back his claims. Although the book works especially well as an introduction to theories of myth, this excellent compilation of articles should appeal to more advanced students of mythology.