New Jerusalem: Myth, Literature, and the Sacred

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New Jerusalem. links the archetypal images of modern literature with ancient myth and ritual. In this collection of essays on American Literature, Nancy Clasby shows that the primary forms shaping premodern consciousness rise still with undiminished force, structuring modern poetry and fiction. Our literature is a vast, echoing house of symbols, comprising the sacred space of the modern world. Archetypes of death and rebirth, indelibly inscribed in human consciousness, find fresh expression in contemporary writing. The lost ...

New Jerusalem: Myth, Literature, and the Sacred 1999, University of Scranton Press

ISBN-13: 9780940866836

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