Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain

Meaning for Modernity

  • Matthew Sterenberg

About this book


A variety of thinkers used the concept of myth to articulate their anxieties about modernity. By telling the story of mythic thinking in Britain from its origins in Victorian social anthropology to its postwar cultural mainstreaming, this book reveals a yearning for transcendence in an age long assumed to be disenchanted.


English Studies fiction Great Britain Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthew Sterenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Waseda UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-99992-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35497-6
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