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Oedipus and the Sphinx

The Threshold Myth from Sophocles Through Freud to Cocteau

Oedipus and the Sphinx( )
Author: Renger, Almut-Barbara
Translator: Smart, Duncan Alexander
David, Rice
Hamilton, John T.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.00
Book Description:

When Oedipus met the Sphinx on the road to Thebes, he did more than answer a riddle--he spawned a myth that, told and retold, would become one of Western culture's central narratives about self-understanding. Identifying the story as a threshold myth--in which the hero crosses over into an unknown and dangerous realm where rules and limits are not known--Oedipus and the Sphinx offers a fresh account of this mythic encounter and how it deals with the concepts of liminality...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Literary Criticism / European / French
Psychology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.733 x 8.658 x 2.149 Inches
Book Weight:0.664 Pounds

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