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Úvahy o mýtu

Úvahy o mýtu

[Refletions on Myth]

Novotný, David Jan

subjects: philosophy, history

paperback, 262 pp., 1. edition
published: october 2014
ISBN: 978-80-246-2557-7
recommended price: 270 czk



The collection of texts entitled Reflections on Myth includes myths from Old Testament as well as Greek, medieval, modern-era and contemporary (the myths from the beginning of the third millennium) myths. The scholar explains the notion of myth, pays attention to those rendered in literary, theatrical, film and nowadays even internet forms, such as creation of the world, original sin, the Flood, Czech legends, national legends, the origin of media stars and building of politicians’ images. The scholar endows passages capturing bygone eras with contemporary framework, presenting facts less known to younger readers, particularly students. Chapters interpreting certain Czech, Czechoslovak and later Czech historical events can serve as an inspiration of creative approach to myths in general.