Download PDF by William K. Ferrell: Literature and Film as Modern Mythology

By William K. Ferrell

Novels and flicks list and codify the cultural reports in their humans. This ebook explores the connection among modern literature and picture of the earlier fifty years and the traditional myths of Judeo-Christian, Greek, Celtic, and jap foundation. Following a close description and clarification of either literary and picture units, tales that tell to a mythic culture are analyzed to spot what they display approximately smooth tradition. This paintings explores such different topics as heroism, coming of age, and morality. This method of literature and movie explores how modern fiction and movie satisfy a continuum in our unending seek to appreciate how lifestyles must be lived.

Encompassing a large spectrum of contemporary movie and fiction, various authors and administrators are represented. incorporated are novels from such writers as Stephen King, Alice Walker, Ken Kesey, Jerzy Kosinski, Robert Penn Warren, and Michael Ondaatje. movie administrators comprise Stephen Spielberg, Hal Ashby, Phil Alden Robinson, George Stevens, Robert Rossen, and Milos Forman. As a priceless source for movie and literature sessions alike, this paintings additionally offers feedback for scholar projects.

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