Perhaps Charles Strickland's power and originality would scarcely have sufficed to turn the scale if the remarkable mythopoeic
faculty of mankind had not brushed aside with impatience a story which disappointed all its craving for the extraordinary.
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In the context of the mythopoeic
Dog Star Man (196164), they might even be giants of the earth, but such a notion is dispelled by the film's tone, and by the theme--growing up and growing away--that resonates throughout.
I want to suggest that the best answer to the riddle has to do with the essentially mythopoeic
nature of Swinburne's critical method.
Architecture emerges as a mythopoeic
medium, its myths holding the country's subconscious firmly in their grasp.
Celebrated here is "a mythopoeic
'gathering'" or '"mear"--like the "practice of remembering" (cf.
Wilcken writes with great lucidity about the reasons for this and the way in which structuralism was in many ways a one man show combining intellectual gymnastics, mythopoeic
sensibilities, abstract formalism and stark pessimism about the developing human condition.
In a mythopoeic
sense, Atlantis--as Alvey demonstrates in her second chapter, on "Mastor,"--foregrounds perhaps the central conceptual innovation in her book.
In London, I hadn't had time for Tate Britain or Tate Modern, but I managed to take in Simon Fujiwara's mythopoeic
and playfully intertextual solo show, "Since 1982," at Tate St Ives while just getting my bearings.
And that, the mythopoeic
view, seems to be the one currently and generally held by the medical profession.
Reaney's 1957 essay implicitly rehearses the familiar story of an original mythic unity achieved by ancient First Nations' stories, followed by a fall into alienation and separation through much of Canada's intervening literature which is insufficiently mythopoeic
, with glimpses of a paradisal unity regained in the poetry of his own era.
Lewis, C S 1982: The mythopoeic
gift of Rider Haggard.