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In Quest of the Hero

In Quest of the Hero( )
Author: Rank, Otto
Raglan, Lord
Dundes, Alan
Introduction by: Segal, Robert A.
ISBN:978-0-691-02062-4
Publication Date:Nov 1990
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.95
Book Description:

In Quest of the Hero makes available for a new generation of readers two key works on hero myths: Otto Rank's Myth of the Birth of the Hero and the central section of Lord Raglan's The Hero. Amplifying these is Alan Dundes's fascinating contemporary inquiry, "The Hero Pattern and the Life of Jesus." Examined here are the patterns found in the lore surrounding historical or legendary figures like Gilgamesh, Moses, David, Oedipus, Odysseus, Perseus, Heracles,...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.006 x 8.853 x 0.642 Inches
Book Weight:0.849 Pounds
Author Biography
Rank, Otto (Author)
Considered to be one of the most gifted psychotherapists of his time, Otto Rank investigated matters "beyond psychology" and became known for his energy, intellectual curiosity, and self-awareness. Born in Vienna, Rank had a very deprived childhood. Despite troubled feelings and suicidal thoughts during his adolescence, he read a great deal and became interested in the psychology of creativity. He first formulated his theories about art and neuroses in the series of remarkable daybooks (1903--1904). In 1912 he helped to found Imago, the first European journal of psychoanalysis. In the years of his association with Sigmund Freud from 1905 to 1925, he served as secretary to the psychoanalytic movement, and it was generally assumed that Freud regarded him as his successor. Rank, however, eventually came to see the roots of all psychoneuroses in the experience of birth. This theory he described in The Trauma of Birth (1924). Such differences caused his break with Freud in the middle 1920s, after which he lived in Paris and then New York. 020



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