Mythomania Tales Of Our Times

This expert dissection of contemporary culture feels at once timely and timeless, using classical analogies to skewer modern day cultural phenomena. The ideal read for anyone who ponders the state of humanity as it stands. Peter Conrad's whistle-stop exploration of subjects from the Queen to Kim Kardashian forms a unifying theory about the nature of our world.
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No. of Pages 256
No. of Illustrations Text
Dimensions 13 x 19.7cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02086561

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Taking Roland Barthes' Mythologies as a jumping-off point, Peter Conrad’s exhilarating book exposes the absurdity and occasional insanity of contemporary culture. He shows us how the myths we tell ourselves forge the direction of our future- and what that says about where we're going.

Using modern pop culture figures such as Judge Judy and Caitlyn Jenner, he draws parallels with the great archetypes of classical myth to illuminate both a commonality with and a breaking from the past.