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Myths, heroes and anti-heroes

Myths, heroes and anti-heroes

essays on the literature and culture of the Asia-Pacific region

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Published by Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia in Nedlands, W.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Australasian literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.,
  • Australian literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.,
  • Oriental literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.,
  • Myth in literature -- Congresses.,
  • Heroes in literature -- Congresses.,
  • Antiheroes in literature -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Bruce Bennett & Dennis Haskell.
    ContributionsBennett, Bruce, 1941-, Haskell, Dennis, 1948-, University of Western Australia. Centre for Studies in Australian Literature.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9410.5 .M98 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 217 p. :
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20295898M
    ISBN 100864222211

    About Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece. From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Featuring essays by leading authorities in the field, this book draws on recent archaeological, literary, and art historical research to explore such issues as gender, cult, and iconography, as well as overlooked aspects of familiar (Herakles, Achilles, and Odysseus) and unfamiliar heroes (Helen of Troy).

      So we do indeed still need and want heroes, who represent good and battle evil, who are guardians of a morally simplistic galaxy. Their journeys have become our American myths.   It’s undeniable that the history of popular music—like the best crime novels—is populated by anti-heroes. From the moment early icons like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis hit the mainstream, rock stars have been synonymous with .

    Mythology succeeds like no other audiobook in bringing to life for the modern listener the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths! The heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology come alive in this exciting collection of retellings of the ancient myths that includes tales of Zeus, Hera, Apollo.


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Anti-heroes can sometimes do the right thing, but it is usually because it serves their interests to do so. Anthony Ehlers compiled this list as a guide for aspiring writers.

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For fans of faithful Alpha anti-heroes and captive romances. MYTH OF OMEGA spans nine full-length books, three Omegaverse romance trilogies, and one epic world.

Over 5-star reviews across the series, find out why readers still want more. Mythos is a book written by British author Stephen Fry, published in It is a retelling of a number of Ancient Greek myths selected by Fry.

Mythos was followed by Fry's book Heroes, a retelling of myths about Greek heroes. as well as a play titled Mythos: A Trilogy, which premiered at the Shaw Festival in Ontario, Canada, in and was set to tour the UK, starting from August Author: Stephen Fry.

Scott Love. Warner. THE ANTI-HERO - An anti-hero is a hero that has some of the characteristics and personality traits of a villain, but ultimately Myths in to the goals and desires of a anti-hero has roots in literature and mythology dating back thousands of years ago, especially in Myths mythology of ancient Greece.

The Punisher is the one I classify as the first true anti-hero in comic books. He truly takes the law into his own hands and kills those that the law can't touch. He has fought gangsters and supervillains, and the ends always justifies the means when it comes to Frank Castle, one of the most iconic and popular anti-heroes of all comic books.

Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. This book will be indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology.

books — voters Books that punch life and happiness in the gut, and make the reader want to go to the nearest bridge over water and jump (but they don't, because that would be horrible) books. Modern superheroes are based on archetypes drawn from heroes in ancient Greek, Roman and Norse mythologies.

(Sam Bigelow) Some superheroes, like Thor, are directly drawn from ancient mythology. books voters list created April 23rd, by deleted user.

Traditional myths in the West concern beings with great powers. Those beings, though, crucially, aren't human; they're gods and demigods and are usually outside of human control. The myths most cited as parallel with superhero stories—Greek myths, Norse myths, Biblical stories—aren't empowerment fantasies.

At the heart of many of the world's most enduring myths and legends is a hero, a man or woman who triumphs over obstacles. Heroes are not all-powerful and immortal beings. Instead they represent the best of what it means to be human, demonstrating great. Books shelved as anti-hero: Knight by Kristen Ashley, Assuming Names: A Con Artist's Masquerade by Tanya Thompson, Vicious by V.E.

Schwab, King by T.M. Michael Wood's In Search of Myths & Heroes was a four-part TV series inlooking at the historical truth behind the stories of the Queen of Sheba, Shangri-La, Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and King Arthur.

It is bubbling over with Wood's trademark TV style - full of enthusiasm, energy, plenty of smiles and amazing s:   Should have been way more specific and said "top ten COMIC BOOK anti-heroes", even though Conan wouldn't count.

Great idea for a list but short-sighted in my opinion. Even excluding literature, plays, film, and general mythology/folklore (Pied Piper of Hamlin, Anansi, Hercules, etc.) there are some pretty blaring characters missing.

Home > Irish Heroes, Myths and Legends > Irish Myths and Legends - In A Nutshell Irish folklore and historical events told in a concise and engaging style. Written by the bestselling author of the ‘Rosie’ series Ann Carroll, who is from a teaching background, and illustrated by Derry Dillon.

I had never read the whole myth of Psyche and Cupid without it being edited or summarized in some way, and so it was a joy to find it here. Rhoda A. Hendricks is true to Ovid being Roman, and using the Roman names of the gods which they adapted from the Greeks; lovely too, was her commentary to introduce some scenes with little-known s:   ().

Heroes and heroines: Myth and gender roles in the Harry Potter books. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship: Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. Explore Captivating Myths of Japanese Deities, Yokai, Heroes and Heroines The study of mythology and folklore is a peculiar one to the extent that we are looking into things which are generally regarded as untrue yet critically important to a s: Books shelved as anti-heroes: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, The Young Elites by Marie Lu, The Rose Society by Marie Lu.

"I'm also partial to selfish, and self-obsessed characters (no surprises there), so I've picked some favourite anti-heroes and heroines. Let's face. Top 10 Greatest Literary Anti-Heroes Often defined as a protagonist who lacks the traits which characterize a ‘hero’, and yet still evokes sympathy and affection, the ‘anti-hero’ has long been a popular trope for film and literature.The sagas of the ancient Narts are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization.

This book presents, for the first time in the West, a wide selection of these fascinating myths preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread. In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters and exploits, by giants who humble.This list is for characters in fictional works who exemplify the qualities of an antihero – a protagonist whose characteristics include the following.

imperfections that separate them from typically heroic characters (selfishness, ignorance, bigotry, etc.); lack of positive qualities such as "courage, physical prowess, and fortitude", and "generally feel helpless in a world over which they.