Myth And Writing: Occasional Prose
|Author||Neil C. Garcia|
Other than just provide an argument for the value of the reactive and the improvised, the pieces in this book aspire to perform something else, something quite specific: as the title piece announces, mythology and writing are intimately intertwined things, so much so that the former is really the loftiest that the latter can ever wish to become. In other words, all fiction finally aspires to turn into myth, for myth is nothing if not narration wielding powerful and transfigurative magic over the communal psyche that invents it, providing not so much explanations as experiences of its innermost depths, its uppermost visions, its intuition of the transcendental, without which it would be quite impossible for any of us to grieve, to love, and be fully a person in this world.
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