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The Resource The epic hero, Dean A. Miller

The epic hero, Dean A. Miller

Label
The epic hero
Title
The epic hero
Statement of responsibility
Dean A. Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on diverse disciplines including classics, anthropology, psychology, and literary studies, this product of twenty years' scholarship provides a detailed topology of the hero in western myth: birth, parentage, familial ties, sexuality, character, deeds, death, and afterlife. Dean A. Miller examines the place of the hero in the physical world (wilderness, castle, prison cell) and in society (among monarchs, fools, shamans, rivals, and gods). He looks at the hero in battle and quest; at his political status; and at his relationship to established religion. The book spans western epic traditions, including Greek, Roman, Nordic, and Celtic, as well as the Indian and Persian legacies. A large section of the book also examines the figures who modify or accompany the hero: partners, helpers (animal and sometimes monstrous), foes, foils, and even antitypes."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Dean A
Dewey number
809/.93352
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.E65
LC item number
M55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic literature
  • Heroes in literature
Label
The epic hero, Dean A. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The hero from on high -- The heroic biography -- The framework of adventure -- The hero "speaks" -- Foils, fools, and antiheroes -- Tertium quid: aspects of liminality -- The final hero: beyond immortality
Control code
41924805
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 501 pages
Isbn
9780801862397
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99039582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The epic hero, Dean A. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The hero from on high -- The heroic biography -- The framework of adventure -- The hero "speaks" -- Foils, fools, and antiheroes -- Tertium quid: aspects of liminality -- The final hero: beyond immortality
Control code
41924805
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 501 pages
Isbn
9780801862397
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99039582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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