Friday, 7 December 2012

Driving it underground

"rationalism did not destroy myth but drove it underground, degraded it from Paradise Lost to South Pacific, from Aphrodite to the pin-up girl." [Lonergan 1964 Georgetown PB 355 6.]

This is related to the previous blog entry on pinning things down in words, images and affectivity. The human need for myth going underground - into the psyche. Contemporary advertisement as a new form of myth. 

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