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Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

By Daniel Merkur

Routledge – 2005 – 176 pages

Series: Theorists of Myth

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Description

This book surveys the history of psychoanalytic treatments of myths variously as symptoms of psychopathology, as cultural defense mechanisms, and as metaphoric expressions of ideas that may include therapeutic insights.

Reviews

"A comparative history of one specific mythographic path from Freud to our day, this work explores the many branches of classical psychoanalytic criticism, excluding those…who strayed from the orthodox path." --William G. Doty, The University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa, Religious Studies Review

Related Subjects

  1. Psychoanalysis
  2. Religion

Name: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Daniel Merkur. This book surveys the history of psychoanalytic treatments of myths variously as symptoms of psychopathology, as cultural defense mechanisms, and as metaphoric expressions of ideas that may include therapeutic...
Categories: Psychoanalysis, Religion