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myth of the birth of the hero a psychological interpretation of mythology by Otto Rank

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Published by R. Brunner in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mythology,
  • Psychology, Pathological,
  • Heroes

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Statementtranslated by F. Robbins and Smith Ely Jelliffe.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL313 .R3 1952
The Physical Object
Pagination100 p.
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6112444M
LC Control Number52009509
OCLC/WorldCa543464

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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).

In Quest of the Hero makes available for a new generation of readers two key works on hero myths: Otto Rank's Myth of the Birth of the Hero and the central section of Lord Raglan's The Hero. Amplifying these is Alan Dundes's fascinating contemporary inquiry, "The Hero Pattern and the Life of Jesus.". The complications of the hero legends with other myth cycles include (besides the myth of the hostile brothers, which has already been disposed of) also the actual incest myth, such as forms the nucleus of the Oedipus saga. The mother, and her relation to the hero, appear relegated to the background in the myth of the birth of the hero. For instance, the flood myth, the heroic quest, and particularly birth-tales of the hero, appear around the world, from Africa to South America. When this was written the study of mythology was emerging from a period where attempts to explain this by diffusion or astronomical phenomena had been exhausted.   The Myth of the Birth of the Hero by Otto Rank, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Myth of the Birth of the Hero: Otto Rank: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5().

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: