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Strangers, Gods and Monsters Interpreting Otherness

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ISBN-10: 0415272580

ISBN-13: 9780415272582

Edition: 2003

Authors: Richard Kearney

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Richard Kearney shows, with the help of examples and illustrations, how the human outlook on the world is formed by the mysterious triumvirate of strangers, gods and monsters; they do not merely reside in myths or fantasies but constitute a central part of our cultural unconscious.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.17" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of illustrations
Introduction: strangers, gods and monsters
Strangers and scapegoats
Rights of sacrifice
Aliens and others
Evil, monstrosity and the sublime
On terror
Hamlet's ghosts: from Shakespeare to Joyce
Melancholy: between gods and monsters
The immemorial: a task of narrative
God or Khora?
Last gods and final things: faith and philosophy