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William Doty's popular text has been hailed as the most comprehensive work of its kind. Extensively rewritten and completely restructured, the new edition provides further depth and perspective and is even more accessible to students of myth. It includes expanded coverage of postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives, the Gernet Center, mythic iconography, neo-Jungian approaches, and cultural studies, and it summarizes what is new in the study of Greek myth, iconography, French classical scholarship, and ritual studies. It also features a comprehensive index of names and topics, a glossary, an up-to-date annotated bibliography, and a guide to myth on the Internet. Presenting all major myth theorists from antiquity to the present, Mythography is an encyclopedic work that offers a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of myth. By reflecting the dramatic increase in interest in myth among both scholars and general readers since publication of the first edition, it remains a key study of modern approaches to myth and an essential guide to the wealth of mythographic research available today.And I may as well thank the occasion for my new Toyota RAV4, namely, being appointed as the Goodwin-Philpott Eminent Scholar, ... Cover artist Rachel Dobson contributes artworks for each of the four parts of the book as well, each accompanied by one of Northrop Fryea#39;s four tropes/archetypes of literature. ... Used by permission of W. W. Norton aamp; Company, Inc.; permission renewed June 14, 1999.

Author:William G. Doty
Publisher:University Alabama Press - 2000-03-21


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