Short History Of Myth, A

Karen Armstrong

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 02-08-2018


A ‘visionary . . . crisp and lucid exploration of myth-making’ (DAVID MITCHELL) from the bestselling author of A History of God

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As long as we have been human, we have been mythmakers. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong holds up the mirror of mythology to show us the history of ourselves, and embarks on a journey that begins at a Neanderthal graveside and ends buried in the heart of the modern novel. Surprising, powerful and profound, A Short History of Myth examines the world’s most ancient art form – the making and telling of stories – and why we still need it.The Myths series brings together some of the world’s finest writers, each of whom has retold a myth in a contemporary and memorable way. Authors in the series include Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Natsuo Kirino, Alexander McCall Smith, Philip Pullman, Ali Smith and Jeanette Winterson.

Additional information

Weight 0.123 kg
Dimensions 11 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 176