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The Resource Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog

Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog

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Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction
Title
Readers and mythic signs
Title remainder
the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
Debra A. Moddelmog
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some literary scholars view myth criticism as passe; an approach to literature that enjoyed a heyday in the l950s and 1960s before being replaced by approaches that are considered to be more theoretically sophisticated and satisfying, such as feminism, new historicism, and deconstruction. Moddelmog argues that there are many good reasons not to cast out myth criticism from the community of critical approaches. Most obvious among them is that myth has attracted many writers of this century -- from James Joyce to Thomas Pynchon, Virginia Woolf to Flannery OʹConnor, Thomas Mann to Alain Robbe-Grillet, William Faulkner to Alberto Moravia -- and that to ignore myth is to dismiss an essential part of their work. Moddelmog suggests that by reconstruing the relationship between myth and literature, we will find that mythic approaches are frequently not only necessary but also highly stimulating, engaging readers in many varieties of questions, quests, and conclusions. -- Publisher description
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Moddelmog, Debra
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oedipus
  • Fiction
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Mythology
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
Label
Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-161) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading Myth from Joyce to Pynchon -- 1. Myths and Their Signs -- 2. A Poetics for Myth in Fiction -- 3. The Power of the Solitary Mytheme: The Anti-Sphinx of Alternative Wastelands -- 4. Mythemes and Questions of Genre: The Blindness of the Private Eye in Antidetective Fiction -- 5. Reading Myths and Mythemes after Freud: From Oedipal Incest to Oedipal Insight -- 6. The Epistemology of the Oedipus Myth
Control code
26761270
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 169 pages
Isbn
9780809318469
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1522954
Label
Readers and mythic signs : the Oedipus myth in twentieth-century fiction, Debra A. Moddelmog
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading Myth from Joyce to Pynchon -- 1. Myths and Their Signs -- 2. A Poetics for Myth in Fiction -- 3. The Power of the Solitary Mytheme: The Anti-Sphinx of Alternative Wastelands -- 4. Mythemes and Questions of Genre: The Blindness of the Private Eye in Antidetective Fiction -- 5. Reading Myths and Mythemes after Freud: From Oedipal Incest to Oedipal Insight -- 6. The Epistemology of the Oedipus Myth
Control code
26761270
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 169 pages
Isbn
9780809318469
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1522954

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