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

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

Label
Mythic thinking in twentieth-century Britain : meaning for modernity
Title
Mythic thinking in twentieth-century Britain
Title remainder
meaning for modernity
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Sterenberg, Assistant Professor, Waseda University, Japan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain" is the first cultural and intellectual history of myth as a mode of thought in modern Britain. Focusing on the period 1900-1980, it examines how a variety of thinkers and cultural groups used the concept of myth to articulate their anxieties about modernity and seek meaning within it. Mythic thinking was thus a profoundly modern response to what W.H. Auden called 'the modern problem' - the erosion of traditional meaning-creating structures and institutions. This book tells the story of mythic thinking in Britain from its origins in late-Victorian social anthropology to its cultural mainstreaming in the postwar period. It is a story that reveals the persistence of yearning for transcendent meaning in age that has often been assumed by historians to be 'disenchanted' and thoroughly secularized
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1975-
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Sterenberg, Matthew
Dewey number
398.20941/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
DA110
LC item number
.S676 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Great Britain
  • Manners and customs
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Mythology, British
  • Values
  • Literature and myth
  • British literature
  • National characteristics, British
  • Group identity
Label
Mythic thinking in twentieth-century Britain : meaning for modernity, Matthew Sterenberg, Assistant Professor, Waseda University, Japan
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=1779897
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Publication
Note
"Reprint of the original edition 2013"--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137354976
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
693083
System control number
(NhCcYBP)EBC1779897
Label
Mythic thinking in twentieth-century Britain : meaning for modernity, Matthew Sterenberg, Assistant Professor, Waseda University, Japan
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=1779897
Publication
Note
"Reprint of the original edition 2013"--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137354976
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
693083
System control number
(NhCcYBP)EBC1779897

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