Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain

Author(s): 
Sterenberg, Matthew
ISBN: 
9781137354969
Date published: 
September 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

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.