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Author Frazer, James George, 1854-1941.
Title Correspondence. Selections
Selected letters of Sir J.G. Frazer / edited by Robert Ackerman.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

Author Frazer, James George, 1854-1941.
Subject Frazer, James George, 1854-1941. -- Correspondence.
Mythologists -- Correspondence.
Mythologists -- Biography.
Alt Name Ackerman, Robert, 1935-
Description 1 online resource (ix, 426 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents General introduction -- Before The golden bough, 1875-90 -- Anthropology and the classics, 1890-1900 -- The third edition, 1901-15 -- After The golden bough, 1916-31.
Note Print version record.
Summary This is a fully annotated edition of selected letters by (and in some cases to) Sir J.G. Frazer (1854-1941), the eminent anthropologist, classicist, and historian of religion. "Frazer" was read by virtually everyone working in those fields in the first third of the twentieth century. His great work, "The Golden Bough", offered a grand vision of humanity's mental and spiritual evolution - from vain attempts to compel the gods to do our bidding (which Frazer called magic) through equally vain attempts to propitiate the gods through prayer and sacrifice (his characterization of religion) to rationality and science. His richly varied correspondence with prominent figures such as Edmund Gosse, A.E. Housman, and Bronislaw Malinowski, among others, offers an unparalleled insight into British intellectual life of the time, and also throws light upon the composition of "The Golden Bough" itself.
ISBN 1429421835 (electronic bk.)
9781429421836 (electronic bk.)
9780191514814 (electronic bk.)
0191514810 (electronic bk.)
1280756705
9781280756702
0199266964 (Cloth)
9780199266968
OCLC # 76943884
Additional Format Print version: Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941. Correspondence. Selections. Selected letters of Sir J.G. Frazer. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0199266964 (DLC) 2005018647 (OCoLC)60370987.


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