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Short History Of Myth

£9.99

‘Human beings have always been mythmakers’. So begins Karen Armstrong’s concise yet compelling investigation into myth. Myths have helped us to make sense of the universe since Palaeolithic times.

Description

As long as we have been human, we have been mythmakers. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong holds up the mirror of mythology to show us the history of ourselves, and embarks on a journey that begins at a Neanderthal graveside and ends buried in the heart of the modern novel.

Surprising, powerful and profound, A Short History of Myth examines the world’s most ancient art form – the making and telling of stories – and why we still need it.

The Myths series brings together some of the world’s finest writers, each of whom has retold a myth in a contemporary and memorable way. Authors in the series include Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Natsuo Kirino, Alexander McCall Smith, Philip Pullman, Ali Smith and Jeanette Winterson.

Additional information

Weight 0.123 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

165

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

201.309 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K