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From Ancient to Post-Modern


Jürgen Kleist and Bruce A. Butterfield

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»).
Contents: Sixteen essays on ancient and modern mythologies as found in literary, sociological, existential and technological contexts.