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Literature, modernism and myth [electronic resource] : belief and responsibility in the twentieth century / Michael Bell.

By: Bell, Michael, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (viii, 260 p.).ISBN: 0585000522 (electronic bk.); 9780585000527 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Myth in literature | Litt�erature -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Mythe dans la litt�erature | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- General | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Literature, modernism and myth.DDC classification: 809/.915 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Myth in the age of the world view -- Varieties of modernist mythopoeia. W. B. Yeats: 'in dreams begin responsibilities'. James Joyce's Ulysses: Trieste -- Zurich -- Paris 1914-1922. D. H. Lawrence: 'Am I out of my mind?' -- Countercases: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. T. S. Eliot: Religion versus myth. Odysseus unbound: the Cantos of Ezra Pound -- The Politics of modernist mythopoeia. Joseph Conrad and the 'Africa' within -- The break-up of modernist mythopoeia. Novel, story and the foreign: Thomas Mann, Cervantes, and Primo Levi -- Living with myth: Cervantes and the new world. Alejo Carpentier: recovering the marvellous in The Kingdom of this World. Myth and fiction in Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude -- Living without myth: deconstructing the old world. Believing in the allegators: Thomas Pynchon and urban legend. Ideology and confidence: flights of fancy in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus. Conclusion: ideology, myth and criticism.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-256) and index.

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1. Myth in the age of the world view -- 2. Varieties of modernist mythopoeia. W. B. Yeats: 'in dreams begin responsibilities'. James Joyce's Ulysses: Trieste -- Zurich -- Paris 1914-1922. D. H. Lawrence: 'Am I out of my mind?' -- 3. Countercases: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. T. S. Eliot: Religion versus myth. Odysseus unbound: the Cantos of Ezra Pound -- 4. The Politics of modernist mythopoeia. Joseph Conrad and the 'Africa' within -- 5. The break-up of modernist mythopoeia. Novel, story and the foreign: Thomas Mann, Cervantes, and Primo Levi -- 6. Living with myth: Cervantes and the new world. Alejo Carpentier: recovering the marvellous in The Kingdom of this World. Myth and fiction in Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude -- 7. Living without myth: deconstructing the old world. Believing in the allegators: Thomas Pynchon and urban legend. Ideology and confidence: flights of fancy in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus. Conclusion: ideology, myth and criticism.

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