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Mythology

From Ancient to Post-Modern

by Jürgen Kleist (Volume editor) Bruce A. Butterfield (Volume editor)
Others 219 Pages

Summary

This book is a collection of sixteen essays by scholars who participated in a Mythology Symposium at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, in March 1991. The essays are presented under four subject titles: Ancient Myths in Modern Contexts (Ulysses, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Amazonian Indians), Myth and Society (French-Canadian Messianism, American Exceptionalism, German-Jewish Tolerance, and Socialism), Myth and the Human Condition (in works of Camus, Ionesco, and Beckett), and Myth, Science, and Technology (the Gaia-concept, artificial intelligence, post-nuclear Re-Creation, and the film «Back to the Future, Part II»).

Details

Pages
219
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820417424
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1992. 219 pp., fig.

Biographical notes

Jürgen Kleist (Volume editor) Bruce A. Butterfield (Volume editor)

The Authors: Jürgen Kleist is the author of Das Dilemma der Kunst (1989) and the novella Nietzsche in Turin (1992). He holds a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of California at San Diego. Currently he is an assistant professor of German at SUNY Plattsburgh. Bruce A. Butterfield is an associate professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he teaches courses in 20th-century fiction and pursues research and writing in contemporary Canadian literature.

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