LANGUAGE AND MYTH by Ernest Cassirr

LANGUAGE AND MYTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the theory of language as developing from the myth-making phase of human mentality to the phase of local thought and the conception of facts. The author concentrates on the earlier stages of language -- stages still found in the modern idiom -- illustrating with many examples from ancient myths and religions. A slim volume which hardly does more than restate lato and explain transformation in semantics to a people who need no support of complicated logic to understand how the word ""uisling"" -- for example -- has been added to our vocabulary .... Limited.

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 1945
Publisher: Harper