By Pierre Brunel
First released in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the character of the literary delusion in a suite of over a hundred essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its insurance is foreign and attracts on legends from prehistory to the trendy age all through literature, even if fiction, poetry or drama.
Essays on classical figures, in addition to later myths, discover the starting place, improvement and diverse incarnations in their topics. along entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from the world over, together with Africa, China, Japan, Latin the USA and India.
This ebook might be vital for college kids and lecturers of literature, historical past and cultural stories, in addition to someone attracted to the interesting international of mythology. an in depth bibliography and index are included.
‘The Companion provides a superb interpretive street map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review
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