Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain: Meaning for Modernity (BOK)

Matthew Sterenberg

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Matthew Sterenberg
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137354969
Antall sider 280 Vekt 454 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form British & Irish history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Social & cultural history, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers