Myths in Disguise
Table Of Contents
- About the author
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- 1 The mask of Dionysus
- 1.1 Myth and cultural equations
- 1.2 In the circle of Nietzsche
- 1.3 Allegro barbaro
- 1.4 The historiosophical metaphor
- 1.5 Poetry and the agora
- 1.6 Dionysus in place of Tyrtaeus
- 1.7 Epilepsy
- 2 Narcissus and his reflections
- 2.1 “A song that runs through the ages”
- 2.2 The symbolist Narcissus
- 2.3 The humble Polish Narcissus
- 2.4 A weird adventure
- 3 That ridiculous Prometheus
- 3.1 An ambiguous hero
- 3.2 On Parisian boulevards
- 3.3 Un-Promethean Prometheus
- 4 A portrait of Marcolf
- 4.1 Superiority in inferiority
- 4.2 The great debate
- 4.3 The ritual clown
- 4.4 Marcolf on the throne
- 5 Labyrinth – the space of alienation
- 5.1 The labyrinth constructed in words
- 5.2 Various closings and openings
- 5.3 Works stretched on myth
- 5.4 City
- 5.5 Prison
- 5.6 The labyrinth of Babel
- 5.7 Internal labyrinths
- 5.8 Labyrinthine storytelling
- 5.9 Claustrophobic view of the world
- Bibliographical note
Myths in Disguise
Translated by Grzegorz Czemiel and Stanley Bill
Edited by Jan Burzyński
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About the author
Michał Głowiński is Professor of Polish Literature at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has authored numerous books and essays devoted to contemporary literature, literary criticism, and the history of propaganda in the twentieth-century Communist regime in Poland.
About the book
Myths in Disguise
This book presents a collection of essays discussing a history of the five myths of Dionysus, Narcissus, Prometheus, Marcolf, and Labyrinth in twentieth-century literature. The author traces their transformations against the wider backdrop of Polish and European literature. The book is an excellent, thought-provoking lesson in understanding the signs of contemporary culture and a fascinating journey through its complex trails.
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1.1Myth and cultural equations
1.4The historiosophical metaphor
1.6Dionysus in place of Tyrtaeus
2Narcissus and his reflections
2.1“A song that runs through the ages”
2.3The humble Polish Narcissus
5Labyrinth – the space of alienation
5.1The labyrinth constructed in words
5.2Various closings and openings
5.9Claustrophobic view of the world
Bibliographical note ←6 | 7→
And Semele, daughter of Cadmus was joined with him in love
and bore him a splendid son, joyous Dionysus,
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- 2018 (December)
- History of literature Literary Criticism History of culture History of myths Semiotics
- Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2018. 199 pp.