The Resource Myth and literature in the American renaissance, Robert D. Richardson, Jr

Myth and literature in the American renaissance, Robert D. Richardson, Jr

Label
Myth and literature in the American renaissance
Title
Myth and literature in the American renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Richardson, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are perhaps as many definitions of myth as of romanticism, but a renewed interest in myth as "authentic tidings of invisible things" is one of the most commonly remarked characteristics of early nineteenth-century literature. American writers from Emerson to Melville were very well read in myth and in mythic theory and were highly conscious of myth as a subject of special interest to the age. Richardson shows how our major writers consciously understood and used myth. - Jacket flap
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Robert D.
Dewey number
810/.9/37
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.M93
LC item number
R5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • United States
  • Myth in literature
Label
Myth and literature in the American renaissance, Robert D. Richardson, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The quality of mythic experience
  • The verdict of reason
  • Myth and history
  • Metamorphosis, metaphor for organic process
  • The heroic life and the uses of myth
  • ch. 4.
  • Thoreau:
  • "To link my facts to fable"
  • The lesson of Indic myth
  • Nordic myth and the idea of the heroic
  • ch. 1.
  • Greek myth: Prometheus on Ktaadn
  • "Walking": the call for myth
  • Myth in Walden
  • ch. 5.
  • Whitman:
  • The insufficiency of myth
  • Myth, history, and Egypt
  • From old myth to new religion: nationalism and prophecy
  • ch. 6.
  • Hawthorne:
  • The two traditions
  • Hawthorne, Schlegel, and the modern uses of myth
  • Greek myths for children: from classic to Gothic
  • Transformations and metamorphoses
  • ch. 7.
  • Melville:
  • Melville's reading in myth
  • Psyche in Polynesia
  • Mythic investiture in Moby-Dick
  • Epilogue: Melville after Moby-Dick
  • Appendix:
  • ch. 2.
  • From Alcott's Psyche an Evangele, ch. 1
  • Parker and Alcott:
  • The higher criticism: Theodore parker and the mythical views of the Bible
  • The affirmation of myth: Bronson Alcott and the orphic mode
  • ch. 3.
  • Emerson:
Control code
ocm03543144
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780253339652
Lccn
77022638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)03543144
Label
Myth and literature in the American renaissance, Robert D. Richardson, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The quality of mythic experience
  • The verdict of reason
  • Myth and history
  • Metamorphosis, metaphor for organic process
  • The heroic life and the uses of myth
  • ch. 4.
  • Thoreau:
  • "To link my facts to fable"
  • The lesson of Indic myth
  • Nordic myth and the idea of the heroic
  • ch. 1.
  • Greek myth: Prometheus on Ktaadn
  • "Walking": the call for myth
  • Myth in Walden
  • ch. 5.
  • Whitman:
  • The insufficiency of myth
  • Myth, history, and Egypt
  • From old myth to new religion: nationalism and prophecy
  • ch. 6.
  • Hawthorne:
  • The two traditions
  • Hawthorne, Schlegel, and the modern uses of myth
  • Greek myths for children: from classic to Gothic
  • Transformations and metamorphoses
  • ch. 7.
  • Melville:
  • Melville's reading in myth
  • Psyche in Polynesia
  • Mythic investiture in Moby-Dick
  • Epilogue: Melville after Moby-Dick
  • Appendix:
  • ch. 2.
  • From Alcott's Psyche an Evangele, ch. 1
  • Parker and Alcott:
  • The higher criticism: Theodore parker and the mythical views of the Bible
  • The affirmation of myth: Bronson Alcott and the orphic mode
  • ch. 3.
  • Emerson:
Control code
ocm03543144
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780253339652
Lccn
77022638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)03543144

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