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Mythomania

Autor: Conrad, Peter

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Despite a proclaimed respect for scientific reason, humans are still as intrigued by myth as their remote ancestors. Laptops and smartphones are sold under a logo that invokes the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden; skimpily clad classical nymphs cavort in TV reality shows; Narcissus makes a comeback whenever we snap a selfie. Mythical creatures such as handsome vampires abound in best-selling novels. Myth has also invaded the political realm, now that terrorists brandish black flags and recite theological mantras as they martyr themselves.


In twenty-seven self-contained entries, Peter Conrad illuminates in his own remarkable way subjects from the British Queen to the Kardashians, via Banksy, vaping, Trump’s penthouse, and the inception of the Large Hadron Collider. In Judge Judy, he shows a matronly Roman goddess dispensing justice with a fly swatter. In the metamorphosis of Caitlyn Jenner from Olympic athlete and paterfamilias into idealized female form, he finds parallels to the transformations of the residents of Mount Olympus.


Myths used to tell us where we came from. Now, alarmed but also elated by the pace of change in our society, we need them to tell us where we are going.

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Autor Conrad, Peter
Editura Thames & Hudson Ltd
Dimensiuni 132 x 197 x 22
Data Publicarii 03/08/2017
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 256
Descriere RO In ciuda respectului proclamat pentru ratiunea stiintifica, oamenii sunt inca la fel de intrigati de mit ca stramosii lor indepartati. Laptopurile si smartphone-urile sunt vandute sub o sigla care invoca fructul interzis al Gradinii Edenului; nimfele clasice imbracate slab in aventurile TV; Narcis revine ori de cate ori facem un selfie.
Aceasta este o carte in limba engleza. Descrierea cartii (tradusa din engleza cu Google Translate) este in limba romana din motive legale.
In ciuda respectului proclamat pentru ratiunea stiintifica, oamenii sunt inca la fel de intrigati de mit ca stramosii lor indepartati. Laptopurile si smartphone-urile sunt vandute sub o sigla care invoca fructul interzis al Gradinii Edenului; nimfele clasice imbracate slab in aventurile TV; Narcis revine ori de cate ori facem un selfie.
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