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Published by Penguin Books .
Written in English

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Number of Pages135
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Open LibraryOL7362163M
ISBN 100144000938
ISBN 109780144000937

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  “A Short History of Myth is a handy stand-alone overview of the ever-evolving partnership between myth and man from Paleolithic times to the present. Succinct and cleanly written, it is hugely readable and often moving Armstrong’s exposition is streamlined and uncluttered without being simplistic.” –The New York Times Book Review/5(25).   A Short History of Myth lives up to its title but despite its brevity is well worth reading. Its an extended introductory essay to the Canongate Myth series, several volumes of which Ive read: Margaret Atwoods The Penelopiad, Jeanette Wintersons Weight, and A.S. Byatts Ragnarok, respectively, reinterpretations of The Odyssey, the Atlas myth /5.   A Short History of Myth, by Karen Armstrong, is part of the Myths Collection of novellas put out by publisher, Canongate, under the banner of The Canons. These (mostly) fabulous little books include ‘bold retellings of legendary tales, by the world’s greatest contemporary writers.’ I have so far reviewed: Girl meets Boy  by Ali Smith. Read: A Short History Of Myth, Author: Karen Armstrong, free book online in EPUB, TXT, Pdf at

'Although the book offers no new perspectives or information on the history of myth, it does provide a functional survey of mythology's history.' - PW. Comment: A Short History of Myth is the launch title in UK publisher Cannongate's new myth series featuring retellings of classic myths by modern writers - see The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood and Weight by Jeanette Winterson, also in this issue. A Short History of Myths purpose is to tell you what a myth is why it was created and how it evolved and influenced later civilizations it is also trying to prove that myths were only created because we as human beings long for the understanding of the unknown.   Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins ab years ago with the appearance of modern by:   A history of myth is a history of humanity, Karen Armstrong argues in this insightful and eloquent book: our stories and beliefs, our attempts to understand the /5().

  Nicholas Lezard is delighted by Karen Armstrong's A Short History of Myth Nicholas Lezard Fri 26 May EDT First published on Fri 26 May EDT. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book 3/5(23).   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Karen Armstrong A Short History Of Myth. Topics Myth, Mythology Collection opensource. History of Mythology ark://t83j8hd6z Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader plus-circle Add Review. comment. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be.   A history of myth is a history of humanity, Karen Armstrong argues in this insightful and eloquent book: our stories and beliefs, our attempts to 3/5(23).