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Sacred Narrative


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The Forms of Folklore:
Prose Narratives WILLIAM BASCOM

Theories Concerning
"Nature Myths" JAN DE VRIES

The Problem of Defining Myth LAURI HONKO

On Defining Myths G.S.KIRK

Slippery Words: Myth J.W. R0GERS0N

The Fall of Man JAMES G. FRAZER


Cosmogonic Myth
and "Sacred History" IRCEA ELIADE

An Ideological Dichotomy:
Myths and Folk Beliefs
Among the Shoshoni AKE HULTKRANTZ

The Creation Myths of
the North American Indians ANNA BIRGITTA ROOTH

The Cultural-Historical
Background of Myths on
the Separation of Sky and Earth K. NUMAZAWA

The Role of Myth in Life BR0NISLAW MALIN0WSKI

The Plasticity of Myth:
Cases from Tikopia RAYM0ND FIRTH

The Flexibility of Myth TH.P.VAN BAAREN


The Psychology of the Child Archetype C. G. JUNG

Joseph Campbell's Theory of Myth ROBERT A. SEGAL

Earth -Diver:
Creation of the Mythopoeic Male ALAN DUNDES

The Story of Asdiwal CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS

The World Conception
of Lajos Ami, Storyteller SANDOR ERDESZ

The Myth of Washington DOROTHEA WENDER

Suggestions for Further Reading
in the Theory of Myth


About the Author

Alan Dundes is Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, University of California, Berkeley, and author of numerous books on folklore, including La Terra in Piazza: An Interpretation of the Palio of Siena (California, 1975, 1982).

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