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Greek and Egyptian Mythologies

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ISBN-10: 0226064549

ISBN-13: 9780226064543

Edition: N/A

Authors: Yves Bonnefoy, Gerald Honigsblum, Wendy Doniger

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The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind in Greek myths. Ancient Egyptian cosmology, anthropology, rituals, and religion--closely linked to Greek mythology--are also discussed. "In a world that remains governed by powerful myths, we must deepen our understanding of ourselves and others by considering more carefully the ways in which the mythological systems to which we cling and social institutions and movements to which we are committed nourish each other. Yves Bonnefoy's Mythologies…    
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List price: $41.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496

The work of Yves Bonnefoy, a poet, critic, and translator, is philosophical in nature and difficult to penetrate. He has written meditations on the themes of the immobility of matter and the power of language. Influenced by such German philosophers as Hegel and Heidegger Bonnefoy reflects in his poetry a sense of tragic anguish, often through the use of understatement. Bonnefoy's principal poetic works include On the Motion and Immobility of Douve (1953), a philosophical meditation on the value of language, and Words in Stone (1965). He has written essays on art history and poetry in L'Improbable and La Seconde Simplicite. As a translator, Bonnefoy is well known for his renderings of…    

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School and a professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface to the English Edition of the Complete Work
Preface to the French Edition of the Complete Work
Contributors
Introduction: The Interpretation of Mythology
Greece
Egypt
Index