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Author Ellwood, Robert S., 1933-
Title The politics of myth : a study of C.G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell / Robert Ellwood.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 1999.

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Author Ellwood, Robert S., 1933-
Series SUNY series, issues in the study of religion
SUNY series, issues in the study of religion.
Subject Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986 -- Views on politics.
Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 -- Views on politics.
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961 -- Views on politics.
Mythologists -- Attitudes -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 207 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-201) and index.
Summary "The Politics of Myth examines the political views implicit in the mythological theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the twentieth century, C.G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell. All three had intellectual roots in the anti-modern pessimism and romanticism that also helped give rise to European fascism, and all three have been accused of fascist and anti-Semitic sentiments. At the same time, they themselves tended toward individualistic views of the power of myth, believing that the world of ancient myth contained resources that could be of immense help to people baffled by the ambiguities and superficiality of modern life." "Robert Ellwood details the life and thought of each mythologist and the intellectual and spiritual worlds within which they worked. He reviews the damaging charges that have been made about their politics, taking them seriously while endeavoring to put them in the context of the individual's entire career and lifetime contribution. Above all, he seeks to extract from their published work the view of the political world that seems most congruent with it."--Jacket.
Contents 1 Myth, Gnosis, and Modernity 1 -- 2 Carl Gustav Jung and Wotan's Return 37 -- 3 Mircea Eliade and Nostalgia for the Sacred 79 -- 4 Joseph Campbell and the New Quest for the Holy Grail 127 -- 5 Conclusion: The Myth of Myth 171.
Note Print version record.
English.
ISBN 0585350310 (electronic bk.)
9780585350318 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 47009607
Additional Format Print version: Ellwood, Robert S., 1933- Politics of myth. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1999 0791443051 (DLC) 98054277 (OCoLC)40480022
Table of Contents
 Preface 
1Myth, Gnosis, and Modernity1
2Carl Gustav Jung and Wotan's Return37
3Mircea Eliade and Nostalgia for the Sacred79
4Joseph Campbell and the New Quest for the Holy Grail127
5Conclusion: The Myth of Myth171
 Notes179
 Index203


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