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Mythology in the modern novel; a study of prefigurative techniques, by John J. White.


[Princeton, N.J.] Princeton University Press, 1971.
ISBN 0691062102

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JSTOR EBA
Subjects Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Fiction.
Mythologie dans la littérature.
Mythology in literature.
Mythos.
Roman -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Roman.
Description xii, 264 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254).
Contents 1. Myth and the modern novel: The return to myth -- Distinguishing myths from mythological motifs -- Myths as literary prefigurations -- Historical background -- Non-aesthetic theories -- Myths in drama and myths in fiction -- Towards a methodology: practical considerations -- 2. Terms and distinctions: Myth criticism and the meanings of "myth" -- The archetype -- Illustrations -- Categories of mythological fiction -- Mythological allegorizations and levels of generality -- Further distinctions: the number of archetypes, myths and legends, "popular" and "literary" myths -- 3. Approaches to the mythological novel: A priori judgments -- Diachronic accounts of mythology in literature -- Motivations for a motif -- Myth, the collective unconscious and the idea of reincarnation -- Mythical imitation -- Mythology as a structural principle -- 4. The unilinear pattern of development: Establishing a prefiguration -- Motivating a prefiguration through the plot -- Historical symbolism: Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus -- The use of a real artist: Hermann Broch's Der Tod des Vergil -- Myth plus amateur psychology: Alberto Moravia's Il disprezzo -- The technique of juxtaposition: John Bowen's A world elsewhere, Hans Erich Nossack's Interview mit dem Tode, Ann Quin's Passages -- 5. Distorted motif-structures: Types of patterning -- Fragmentation: Hermann Broch's Die Schuldlosen -- Simultaneous condensation: Michel Butor's L'Emploi du Temps -- Serial condensation: Hans Erich Nossack's Nekyia -- Combined patterns: Macdonald Harris's Trepleff.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)237292
(OCoLC)ocm00237292
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WorldCat Identities White, John J., 1940-
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