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Acknowledgements 1. Myth and the Modern Problem 2. Golden Boughs, Fairy Books, and Holy Grails: The Making of a Myth-Saturated Culture 3. 'The Grail is Stirring': Modernist Mysticism, the Matter of Britain, and the Quest for Spiritual Renewal 4. 'The Mythical Mode of Imagination': J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the Epistemology of Myth 5. Coping with the Catastrophe: J.G. Ballard, the New Wave, and Mythic Science Fiction 6. Myth and the Quest for Psychological Wholeness: C.G. Jung as Spiritual Sage 7. Minding the Myth-Kitty: Myth, Cultural Authority, and the Evolution of English Studies 8. Making a Modern Faith: Myth in Twentieth-Century British Theology Epilogue Bibliography
A variety of thinkers used the concept of myth to articulate their anxieties about modernity. By telling the story of mythic thinking in Britain from its origins in Victorian social anthropology to its postwar cultural mainstreaming, this book reveals a yearning for transcendence in an age long assumed to be disenchanted.
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Language
english 
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02-99
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260
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Palgrave Macmillan UK
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GB
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Published
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DG3359847

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