The Creative Myth and the Cosmic Hero: Text and Context in Ernest Becker's the Denial of Death

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Becker's hypothesis about psychic and spiritual unity within the Rankian idea of a hero provides the framework for this book. By extending Rank's and Becker's conceptions of heroism from a developmental process involving a -World Hero Child, - through a Monomythic narrative sequence (Campbell, 1968), and on into the literary texts of American fiction, this book illustrates Becker's wisdom. At the same time, it explores the implications that remain undeveloped in Becker's "The Denial of Death," implications about gender, ...

The Creative Myth and the Cosmic Hero: Text and Context in Ernest Becker's the Denial of Death 1992, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820418452

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