Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth by Alan DundesSacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth by Alan Dundes

Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth

EditorAlan Dundes

Paperback | November 15, 1984

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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 worldwide scope. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.
Alan Dundes is Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, University of California, Berkeley, and author of numerous books on folklore, including La Terra in Piazza: An Interpretation of the Palio of Siena (California, 1975, 1982).
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Title:Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of MythFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:November 15, 1984Publisher:University of California Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520051920

ISBN - 13:9780520051928

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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 classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.