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The Immanence of Myth [Paperback]

James Curcio , Lucy Harrigan , Jazmin L Idakaar

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31 Aug 2011
Myth's central importance does not end with our art or religions. It is not solely a dusty world of broken clay pots and tablets written in dead languages. Our myths determine how we engage with the world, how we enter into it. How we treat ourselves and one another. Far from being archaic relics of the past, myths will determine our future. Even if we are unaware of them, they will continue to affect us. This book explores the subject of immanent myth from many angles, through articles, essays, and interviews from a variety of people actively engaged in mythic work and research. We must invent our myths-or re-invent them-ourselves. If you haven't already, take this as a wake-up call to join in and become a myth-maker of the 21st century. Editor James Curcio Copy Editors Jazmin Idakaar Lucy Harrigan Reference and Bibliographic Assistance Jazmin Idakaar. Contributors James Curcio Stephane Griswold Tony Thomas Mr. VI Rowan Tepper, MA Yakov Rabinovich Brian Corra Stephen Hershey Catherine Svehla, Ph.D Brian George David Metcalfe Michael Anthony Ricciardi Damien Williams Jason Kephas Mica Gries Tons May Conversations David Mack Rudy Rauben S Jenx David Aronson (with writing from Leslie Powell) John Harrigan (FoolishPeople) Laurie Lipton

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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than your First Kiss 10 Sep 2011
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There are only a few experiences one MUST have before one dies. The first taste of love. A voyage to a truly foreign land. Playing with a kitten. And of course, reading "The Immanence of Myth." Staggering in scope, the authors attempt nothing short of an exploration of the meaning of myth - which is to say, an exploration of the meaning of narrative itself. Personal myths compete with cultural myths, and autobiography blends into anthropology, scholarship, and even occultism. Less violent than the Bible, more profound than the Tao of Pooh, "The Immanence of Myth" promises to become a sacred text for a generation and-a-half of coffee-sipping liberals in bucolic college towns near you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rambling, incoherent and poorly formatted 3 May 2012
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I went into this book with an open mind. As a visual artist myself, I was curious as to the views of another artist about a concept I've been struggling with in my own practice. Sadly, I still can't quite tell you exactly what it was I read.

The text itself mostly feels like a cross between a stoned late-night bull session trying to figure out life's big questions and an undergraduate talking around the issue in an attempt to make the word count instead of making cogent points. Simple ideas are discussed with a tedious and rambling circularity while more complex topics are given no more than a lick and a promise. Topics change at a rate that will give you whiplash. It constantly refers to concepts the writer admits have not been fully explored or even introduced yet.

This isn't to say James Curcio does not have meaningful insight to share with the reader. I just could not find them.

Making this morass even worse is the formatting, which seems to entirely omit block quotes. End notes are ordered seemingly at random, though in an ebook that is admittedly only an aesthetic annoyance.
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