The Resource Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog., (electronic resource)

Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog., (electronic resource)

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Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction
Title
Readers and mythic signs
Title remainder
the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
Debra A. Moddelmog.
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Some literary scholars view myth criticism as passe; an approach to literature that enjoyed a heyday in the l950s and 1960s before being replaced by approaches that are considered to be more theoretically sophisticated and satisfying, such as feminism, new historicism, and deconstruction. Moddelmog argues that there are many good reasons not to cast out myth criticism from the community of critical approaches. Most obvious among them is that myth has attracted many writers of this century -- from James Joyce to Thomas Pynchon, Virginia Woolf to Flannery OʹConnor, Thomas Mann to Alain Robbe-Grillet, William Faulkner to Alberto Moravia -- and that to ignore myth is to dismiss an essential part of their work. Moddelmog suggests that by reconstruing the relationship between myth and literature, we will find that mythic approaches are frequently not only necessary but also highly stimulating, engaging readers in many varieties of questions, quests, and conclusions. -- Publisher description
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DLC
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Moddelmog, Debra
Dewey number
809.3/915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN3503
LC item number
.M52 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Oedipus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Mythology
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Oedipus
  • Fiction
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Mythology
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Literature - General
  • Languages & Literatures
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Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog., (electronic resource)
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: Reading Myth from Joyce to Pynchon -- 1. Myths and Their Signs -- 2. A Poetics for Myth in Fiction -- 3. The Power of the Solitary Mytheme: The Anti-Sphinx of Alternative Wastelands -- 4. Mythemes and Questions of Genre: The Blindness of the Private Eye in Antidetective Fiction -- 5. Reading Myths and Mythemes after Freud: From Oedipal Incest to Oedipal Insight -- 6. The Epistemology of the Oedipus Myth
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1 online resource (xv, 169 p. )
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online
Isbn
9780585135458
Lccn
92034304
Media category
computer
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c
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Label
Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: Reading Myth from Joyce to Pynchon -- 1. Myths and Their Signs -- 2. A Poetics for Myth in Fiction -- 3. The Power of the Solitary Mytheme: The Anti-Sphinx of Alternative Wastelands -- 4. Mythemes and Questions of Genre: The Blindness of the Private Eye in Antidetective Fiction -- 5. Reading Myths and Mythemes after Freud: From Oedipal Incest to Oedipal Insight -- 6. The Epistemology of the Oedipus Myth
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 169 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585135458
Lccn
92034304
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111004368575830
  • (MH)002834633-5
  • (SSID)ssj0000232912
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12077393
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000232912
  • (PQKBWorkID)10215051
  • (PQKB)10370932
  • (EXLCZ)99111004368575830

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