Time and Myth

  • A Meditation on Storytelling as an Exploration of Life and Death

  • by John S. Dunne

  • 140 pages, 5.50 x 8.50

  • Paperback | 9780268018283 | June 1975

  • Hardcover | 9780268063320 | June 1975

  • eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268063344 | October 2020


Based on the Thomas More Lectures John Dunne delivered at Yale University in 1971, Time and Myth analyzes man's confrontation with the inevitability of death in the cultural, personal, and religious spheres, viewing each as a particular kind of myth shaped by the impact of time. With penetrating simplicity the author poses the timeless dilemma of the human condition and seeks to resolve it through stories of adventures, journeys, and voyages inspired by man's encounter with death; stories of childhood, youth, manhood, and age; and, finally, stories of God and of man wrestling with God and the unknown.