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The myth of the birth of the hero a psychological interpretation of mythology by Otto Rank

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Published by The Journal of nervous and mental disease publishing company in New York .
Written in English


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Statementby Otto Rank. Authorized translation by Drs. F. Robbins and Smith Ely Jelliffe.
SeriesNervous and mental disease monograph series,, no. 18
ContributionsRobbins, F., tr., Jelliffe, Smith Ely, 1866- joint tr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC331 .N3 no. 18
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 100 p.
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6568177M
LC Control Number14012461
OCLC/WorldCa5581074

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First published in German in , Otto Rank's original The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a means of understanding the human psyche. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Rank compared the myths of such figures as Oedipus, Moses, and Sargon with common dreams, seeing in both a symbolic fulfillment of repressed desire. MYTH OF THE BIRTH OF THE HERO, THE. In Otto Rank's view, this book was the first to attempt a psychoanalytical interpretation of myths: In it he declared that psychological reality is responsible for organizing what is narrated by the myth or the story. This work, a "cornerstone" of the psychoanalytical study of mythology (Theodor Reik), and written at Freud's request, did indeed open up. For instance, the flood myth, the heroic quest, and particularly birth-tales of the hero, appear around the world, from Africa to South America. When this was written the study of mythology was emerging from a period where attempts to explain this by diffusion or astronomical phenomena had been exhausted. The Myth of the Birth of the Hero Paperback – Febru by Otto Rank (Author) out of 5 stars 17 ratings. See all 24 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 4/5(17).

The complications of the hero legends with other myth cycles include (besides the myth of the hostile brothers, which has already been disposed of) also the actual incest myth, such as forms the nucleus of the Oedipus saga. The mother, and her relation to the hero, appear relegated to the background in the myth of the birth of the hero. His ideas about the psychology undergirding mythology, particularly hero myths, influenced Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. In fact, Campbell footnotes Rank on the first page of The Hero With a Thousand Faces (), a book that would almost totally eclipse Rank’s work The Myth of the Birth of the Hero. item 2 The Myth of the Birth of the Hero by Otto Rank (English) Paperback Book Free Shi - The Myth of the Birth of the Hero by Otto Rank (English) Paperback Book Free Shi. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. Editions for The Myth of the Birth of the Hero: A Psychological Exploration of Myth: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in 20 Cited by:

The Myth of the Birth of the Hero &#x; A Psychological Interpretation of Mythology. is an account for the astounding similarity of such myths on the hypothesis that the myth-makers have credited the hero with their own childhood fantasies. Wishing to be a hero itself, the folk-mind invests. About the Book. Originally published in German in , Otto Rank's The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a Cited by: About the Book. Originally published in , this paperback--now out of print--is unique in providing samples of 5 books by Rank: "Myth of the Birth of the Hero" (1st ed.), "Art and Artist," "Modern Education" (o.p.), "Will Therapy," and "Truth and by:   First published in German in , Otto Rank's original The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a means of understanding the human psyche. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Rank compared the myths of such figures as Oedipus, Moses, and Sargon with common dreams, seeing in both a symbolic fulfillment of repressed : Johns Hopkins University Press.