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Lion’s Gate: Myths as Metaphors

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reflects on how we can use myths to explore and illuminate the inner landscape through which we journey, and in which we are, inevitably, often lost. It describes the Untermyer Gardens ... More


Archipelagic Otherworlds

Aisling Byrne

in Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198746003
eISBN:
9780191808708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746003.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

Political uses of otherworld imagery are most clearly visible in texts that rewrite actual world locations as otherworlds. This rewriting is by no means limited to accounts of remote and unexplored ... More


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