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Sacred Narrative

Readings in the Theory of Myth

Sacred Narrative( )
Editor: Dundes, Alan
ISBN:978-0-520-05192-8
Publication Date:Nov 1984
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $30.95
Book Description:

Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classics statements on the theory of myth by authors such as William Bascom, Jan de Vries, G. S. Kirk, James G. Frazer, Theodor H. Gaster, Mircea Eliade, Bronislaw Malinowski, C. G. Jung, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. Rather than limiting this collection to classical Roman and Greek mythology, Dundes gives the book a...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.474 x 9.048 x 0.837 Inches
Book Weight:1.21 Pounds
Author Biography
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Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

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