By Pierre Brunel
First released in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the character of the literary fantasy in a set of over a hundred essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its insurance is overseas and attracts on legends from prehistory to the trendy age all through literature, even if fiction, poetry or drama.
Essays on classical figures, in addition to later myths, discover the starting place, improvement and numerous incarnations in their topics. along entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from the world over, together with Africa, China, Japan, Latin the US and India.
This booklet could be crucial for college kids and academics of literature, background and cultural experiences, in addition to a person attracted to the interesting international of mythology. a close bibliography and index are included.
‘The Companion provides an outstanding interpretive highway map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review
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