Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth
Published June 20th 2013 by Routledge – 176 pages
Series: Theorists of Myth
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.
"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