Fables of Identity: Studies in Poetic Mythology
In this outstanding collection of sixteen essays, the world-renowned critic and scholar discusses various works in the central tradition of English mythopoeic poetry, paying particular attention to the centrality of Romanticism.
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The Archetypes of Literature
Myth Fiction and Displacement
Nature and Homer
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