The Modern Construction of Myth

3.43 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780253339966: The Modern Construction of Myth

... one of the richest, clearest, and acutest surveys to date of the course of theorizing about myth from the eighteenth century on. I know of no more useful volume on the topic. Despite the postmodern connotations of the title, Von Hendy is writing not to expose the concept of myth but simply to show the array of ways in which it has been used from time to time and from place to place. A superb work." ―Robert A. Segal,
University of Lancaster,
author of Theorizing about Myth

Andrew Von Hendy offers an integrated critical account of the career of myth in modernity. He takes as its starting point some crucial moments in the 18th-century reinvention of the concept and then follows the major branches of theorizing as they appear in the work of theologians, philosophers, literary artists, political thinkers, folklorists, anthropologists, psychologists, and others.

Von Hendy pursues each of these four fundamental strains of theory through the 20th century: the rise of neo-romantic theories in depth psychology, modernist literature, and later in religious phenomenology, philosophy, and literary criticism; the establishment of folkloristic theory in ethnological fieldwork and in classical studies; the growth of ideological theories from Sorel to Barthes and Derrida; and the recent ascent of constitutive theories of myth as necessary fiction. Finally, Von Hendy examines the work of five theorists who attempt to come to terms with the lessons of the ideological critique, yet regard myth as a constructive phenomenon.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Andrew Von Hendy is Associate Professor of English at Boston College and author of articles on late medieval, early modern and nineteenth-century English poetry, drama, and fiction; on Northrop Frye's mythography; and on conceptions of myth among modernist poets and novelists of the early twentieth century

Review:

Whereas other mythographers tend to concentrate on the mature theories of the writers, Von Hendy explores the development of the theories and the influences on them. His grasp of the subject is masterful; his elucidation of the genealogy of the theories and his evaluation of them are exceptional in their comprehensiveness. . . .July 2002 (Choice)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hendy, Andrew Von
Published by Indiana University Press
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0253339960 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122349682

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Rev. Language: English . Brand New Book. . one of the richest, clearest, and acutest surveys to date of the course of theorizing about myth from the eighteenth century on. I know of no more useful volume on the topic. Despite the postmodern connotations of the title, Von Hendy is writing not to expose the concept of myth but simply to show the array of ways in which it has been used from time to time and from place to place. A superb work. -Robert A. Segal, University of Lancaster, author of Theorizing about MythAndrew Von Hendy offers an integrated critical account of the career of myth in modernity. He takes as its starting point some crucial moments in the 18th-century reinvention of the concept and then follows the major branches of theorizing as they appear in the work of theologians, philosophers, literary artists, political thinkers, folklorists, anthropologists, psychologists, and others.Von Hendy pursues each of these four fundamental strains of theory through the 20th century: the rise of neo-romantic theories in depth psychology, modernist literature, and later in religious phenomenology, philosophy, and literary criticism; the establishment of folkloristic theory in ethnological fieldwork and in classical studies; the growth of ideological theories from Sorel to Barthes and Derrida; and the recent ascent of constitutive theories of myth as necessary fiction. Finally, Von Hendy examines the work of five theorists who attempt to come to terms with the lessons of the ideological critique, yet regard myth as a constructive phenomenon. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780253339966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Rev.. Language: English . Brand New Book. . one of the richest, clearest, and acutest surveys to date of the course of theorizing about myth from the eighteenth century on. I know of no more useful volume on the topic. Despite the postmodern connotations of the title, Von Hendy is writing not to expose the concept of myth but simply to show the array of ways in which it has been used from time to time and from place to place. A superb work. -Robert A. Segal, University of Lancaster, author of Theorizing about MythAndrew Von Hendy offers an integrated critical account of the career of myth in modernity. He takes as its starting point some crucial moments in the 18th-century reinvention of the concept and then follows the major branches of theorizing as they appear in the work of theologians, philosophers, literary artists, political thinkers, folklorists, anthropologists, psychologists, and others.Von Hendy pursues each of these four fundamental strains of theory through the 20th century: the rise of neo-romantic theories in depth psychology, modernist literature, and later in religious phenomenology, philosophy, and literary criticism; the establishment of folkloristic theory in ethnological fieldwork and in classical studies; the growth of ideological theories from Sorel to Barthes and Derrida; and the recent ascent of constitutive theories of myth as necessary fiction. Finally, Von Hendy examines the work of five theorists who attempt to come to terms with the lessons of the ideological critique, yet regard myth as a constructive phenomenon. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780253339966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2002. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780253339966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2002. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780253339966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780253339966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press (USA)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press (USA). Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 8202328

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.32
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2002. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780253339966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Andrew Von Hendy
Published by Indiana University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: 17
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2017. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0253339960

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Von Hendy, Andrew
Published by Indiana University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0253339960 ISBN 13: 9780253339966
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2002. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780253339966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book