作者 Sterenberg, Matthew
書名 Mythic thinking in twentieth-century Britain [electronic resource] : meaning for modernity / Matthew Sterenberg
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2013
國際標準書號 1137354976 (electronic bk.) : £55.00
9781137354969
9781137354976 (electronic bk.) : £55.00
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版本 1st ed
說明 272 p
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Acknowledgements 1. Myth and the Modern Problem 2. Golden Boughs, Fairy Books, and Holy Grails: The Making of a Myth-Saturated Culture 3. 'The Grail is Stirring': Modernist Mysticism, the Matter of Britain, and the Quest for Spiritual Renewal 4. 'The Mythical Mode of Imagination': J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the Epistemology of Myth 5. Coping with the Catastrophe: J.G. Ballard, the New Wave, and Mythic Science Fiction 6. Myth and the Quest for Psychological Wholeness: C.G. Jung as Spiritual Sage 7. Minding the Myth-Kitty: Myth, Cultural Authority, and the Evolution of English Studies 8. Making a Modern Faith: Myth in Twentieth-Century British Theology Epilogue Bibliography
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A variety of thinkers used the concept of myth to articulate their anxieties about modernity. By telling the story of mythic thinking in Britain from its origins in Victorian social anthropology to its postwar cultural mainstreaming, this book reveals a yearning for transcendence in an age long assumed to be disenchanted. 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
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Matthew Sterenberg is an Assistant Professor at Waseda University's School of International Liberal Studies in Tokyo, Japan. There he teaches courses related to British history, European history, and historical theories and methods. His research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of modern Britain
主題 Civilization, Modern -- 20th century
English literature -- History and criticism -- 20th century
Manners and customs -- History -- 20th century
Meaninglessness (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century -- Great Britain
Mysticism -- History -- 20th century -- Great Britain
Myth in literature -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century -- Great Britain
Myth -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century -- Great Britain
Mythology, British
National characteristics, British -- History -- 20th century
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 -- 20th century -- United Kingdom, Great Britain. bicssc
British & Irish history -- 20th century -- United Kingdom, Great Britain. bicssc
History. ukslc
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers -- 20th century -- United Kingdom, Great Britain. bicssc
Social & cultural history -- 20th century -- United Kingdom, Great Britain. bicssc
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century