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by Michael Bell,Peter Poellner

The contributors to this collection of essays on the literary use of myth in the early twentieth century and its literary and philosophical precedents from romanticism onwards draw on a range of disciplines, from anthropology, comparative literature, and literary criticism, to philosophy and religious studies. The underlying assumption is that modernist myth-making does not retreat from modernity, but projects a mode of being for the future which the past could serve to define. Modernist myth is not an attempted recovery of an archaic form of life so much as a sophisticated self-conscious equivalent. Far from seeking a return to an earlier romantic valorizing of myth, these essays show how the true interest of early twentieth-century myth-making lies in the consciousness, affirmative as well as tragic, of living in a human world which, in so far as it must embody value, can have no ultimate grounding.
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ISBN: 9042005831
ISBN13: 978-9042005839
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Michael Bell,Peter Poellner
Language: English
Publisher: Brill Rodopi (January 1998)
Pages: 267 pages
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