Six Myths of Our Time Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts, and More

ISBN-10: 0679759247

ISBN-13: 9780679759249

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Authors: Marina Warner
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Description: Is Jurassic Park a work of covert misogynist propaganda? Does romanticizing childhood lead to abusing children? What secret correspondence links Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to video games and Shakespeare's Caliban to Hannibal Lecter? in what ways do our culture's most hallowed legends inform the current debates over single mothers, the men's movement, and animal rights? In these six dazzlingly intelligent and provocative essays, the distinguished English novelist and critic Marina Warner weaves classical mythology, pop culture, and today's headlines into a potent work of cultural criticism that is both unsettling and entertaining. Ranging from Medeato Thelma and Louise and from myths of cannibalism to the politics of rape, Six Myths of Our Time is at once a celebration of the enduring power of fable and a welcome antidote to its more virulent manifestations in our public life.

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/31/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Foreword
Monstrous Mothers: Women Over the Top
Boys Will Be Boys: The Making of the Male
Little Angels, Little Monsters: Keeping Childhood Innocent
Beautiful Beasts: The Call of the Wild
Cannibal Tales: The Hunger for Conquest
Home: Our Famous Island Race
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