Strangers, Gods and Monsters : Interpreting Otherness

Strangers, Gods and Monsters : Interpreting Otherness

Description

Strangers, Gods and Monsters is a fascinating look at how human identity is shaped by three powerful but enigmatic forces. Often overlooked in accounts of how we think about ourselves and others, Richard Kearney skilfully shows, with the help of vivid examples and illustrations, how the human outlook on the world is formed by the mysterious triumvirate of strangers, gods and monsters.
Throughout, Richard Kearney shows how Strangers, Gods and Monsters do not merely reside in myths or fantasies but constitute a central part of our cultural unconscious. Above all, he argues that until we understand better that the Other resides deep within ourselves, we can have little hope of understanding how our most basic fears and desires manifest themselves in the external world and how we can learn to live with them.


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Details

Author(s)
Richard Kearney
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 14.48mm | 454g
Publication date
01 Nov 2002
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
22 b&w photographs
ISBN10
0415272580
ISBN13
9780415272582
Bestsellers rank
96,697