|Statement||translated by F. Robbins and Smith Ely Jelliffe.|
|LC Classifications||BL313 .R3 1952|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||100|
|LC Control Number||52009509|
MYTH OF THE BIRTH OF THE HERO, THE. In Otto Rank's view, this book was the first to attempt a psychoanalytical interpretation of myths: In it he declared that psychological reality is responsible for organizing what is narrated by the myth or the story. This work, a "cornerstone" of the psychoanalytical study of mythology (Theodor Reik), and written at Freud's request, did indeed open up. First published in German in , Otto Rank's original The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a means of understanding the human psyche. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Rank compared the myths of such figures as Oedipus, Moses, and Sargon with common dreams, seeing in both a symbolic fulfillment of repressed desire. 8 rows First published in German in , Otto Rank's original The Myth of the Birth of the Hero . The Myth of the Birth of the Hero Paperback – Febru by Otto Rank (Author) out of 5 stars 17 ratings. See all 23 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 4/5(17).
Buy The Myth of the Birth of the Hero: A Psychological Interpretation of Mythology (Forgotten Books) by Rank, Otto (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on 4/5(16). His ideas about the psychology undergirding mythology, particularly hero myths, influenced Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. In fact, Campbell footnotes Rank on the first page of The Hero With a Thousand Faces (), a book that would almost totally eclipse Rank’s work The Myth of the Birth of the Hero. In narratology and comparative mythology, the monomyth, or the hero's journey, is the common template of a broad category of tales and lore that involves a hero who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or transformed.. Various scholars have introduced theories on hero myth narratives, including Edward Burnett Tylor, Otto Rank, and Lord Raglan. About the Book. Originally published in German in , Otto Rank's The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a Cited by: