Title

Pomegranate Flesh: A mythic novel about mothers, daughters and the search for meaning and a commentary about the writing process

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Lambert Academic Publishing

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Communication & Arts

RAS ID

10637

Comments

This book was originally published as: Davies, K. H. (2010). Pomegranate Flesh: A mythic novel about mothers, daughters and the search for meaning and a commentary about the writing process. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.Original book available here

Abstract

The first part of this book is a novel that is a modem retelling of the ancient Greek DemeterPersephone and Narcissus-Echo-Ameinias myth cycles, Set in an ambiguous mythic landscape the story follows the characters through processes relating to adolescent maturation empty nest syndrome and the search for meaning. The second part is a commentary that offers a descn'ption of the process of wn'ting the manuscnpt, It begins with an outline of the histon'c sources of the myth and an introduction to the Jungian perspective on mythology, which posits that myths can serve to bn'ng dangerous and/or uncomfortable psychological states into balance, From there it looks at other commentan'es on the psychological relevance of the DemeterlPersephone story and at details within the Pomegranate Flesh manuscn'pt that were wn'tten with conscious awareness of their social and cultural implications,