Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire

At a Glance

2 Volumes
840 Pages
70 Essays
70 Sidebars
70 Photos and
Time Line
Pronunciation Key
Websites Directory
Cultural & Geographical Indexes
Name, Image & Subject Indexes

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Important Coverage

Topics covered in this set include:

Gods and Mortals in Love
The Myth of the Second Half
Desire and Forbidden Love
Animal Wives
Animal Husbands
Love Unrequited
The Lover's Quest
Modern Tales and Myths

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Others in this Series

The following titles will be included in the Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore series:

Heroes and Heroines
   September 2013

World Mythology
   December 2013

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Editor: Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Monmouth College

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Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore
Love, Sexuality, and Desire
The Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore series offers analytical articles and plot summaries of the major myths, fairy tales, and other traditional literature for studies in advanced high school and undergraduate classrooms.

This new series by Salem Press explores the genre of myths, folktales, legends, and other traditional literature. The first title in the series, drawing upon the most dramatic and fantastical stories of human relations, is Love, Sexuality, and Desire. Each title offers familiar and unfamiliar myths, from a diverse range of countries and cultures, as well as important retellings in the modern tradition.

Fairy tales, myths, legends and folktales written from 5000 B.C.E. to the modern era are covered. Those analyzed include Cupid & Psyche, Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, Aphrodite and Adonis, Pyramus and Thisbe, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Snake Maiden. What's more, the countries and cultures from which these myths come are worldwide. Included are Greek, Mesopotamian, Iraqi, African, Roman, North American, Indian, Afghani, Japanese, European, South American, Serbian, Irish, Chinese, and Egyptian myths and folktales.

Articles begin with a contextual overview of the important cultural and social currents surrounding the myth and the life of the author. A summary offers readers the major actions and characters in a myth followed by an in-depth analysis drawing upon scholarship in the field.

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