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Misbegotten Muses

History and Anti-History


Richard C. Poulsen

Misbegotten Muses is an analysis of «the» historical method, an illumination of history's failure to provide insight into crucial human events. The book offers alternate methods of interpretation, and deals with a broad range of subjects, from Cotton Mather, to The Donner Party, to James Agee. From symbol, to myth, to science-and-religion.
Contents: Misbegotten Muses is, quite literally, alone in its field. It compares not only differing views of history and folklore, but offers interpretive possibilities in a wide range of cultural problems.