Building upon his much-praised BBC Radio 4 series 21st Century Mythologies, Peter Conrad examines the enduring place of myth in contemporary culture and society
Peter Conrad taught English literature at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1973 to 2011. He has written more than twenty books, including How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere; Creation: Artists, Gods & Origins; At Home in Australia; and Modern Times, Modern Places: Life and Art in the Twentieth Century, all published by Thames & Hudson.
'Magnificent ... Conrad's writing is fuelled by an amused purview and written with a playful wit' - Dublin Review of Books
'Conrad has vast erudition and a playful style ... he always has something interesting to say' - Guardian