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By Josée Marcotte

Dans une société dont l’époque n’est pas précisée (un savant mélange d’éléments archaïques et contemporains), les femmes, comme les Amazones de l. a. mythologie grecque, sont coupées des hommes (perçus comme des ennemis) et assurent leur replica par une combination végétale qu’elles mêlent à de los angeles boue. Le roman, découpé en forty seven chapitres presque autonomes et portant en guise de titre le nom d’un des personnages, raconte l’histoire de cette société à los angeles fois étrange et familière de femmes guerrières. Aux figures inspirées de l. a. mythologie vintage s’ajoutent des personnages près des mythes modernes esquissés par des écrivains comme Orwell ou Volodine.

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Land where—and’tis in Europe counted a reproach Where man asks questions for which man was made. Land without nobility, or wigs, or debt, No castles, no cathedrals, and no kings. Land of the forest. 1057/9781137301673 42 Media, Myth, and Society We do have great natural parks but we are no longer a “land of the forest” the way we were when we had a frontier. Emerson contrasted America with its “rejected fatherland” Europe and its nobility, hierarchies and ancient institutions as reflected in its kings, castles and cathedrals.

Is based on the myth of the Exodus; that of the Christian Communion on the myth of the last supper. 1057/9781137301673 36 Media, Myth, and Society slavery in Egypt; the Christian moral precept of meekness and mildness, on these traits attributed mythically to Jesus. (1972: 132–133) For Patai, as for Durkheim before him, it is ancient myths that shape contemporary religious practices, rituals and beliefs, for Jews and Christians and other religions as well.  (1972: 134) The interesting thing, Patai adds, is that thousands of years after these myths were created, large numbers of people still believe in them as “truths” and accept them and they are part of the official doctrine or Judaism and Christianity.

For many scholars, the genius of America is the way it has accepted millions of immigrants from all over the world and turned them, after a generation or two, into “real” Americans. I suggested earlier that the theme of “innocent” Americans confronting evil foreigners is a dominant motif in American mass-mediated or popular culture. We find this theme of innocence in many of our comic strips from the twenties and thirties up until today. The comic strip Li’l Abner is about a hillbilly named Abner from a small town called Dogpatch, who has adventures with urban villains, oddballs and evil characters of one sort or another.

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