<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>City of the Gods: A Study in Myth and Mortality (Dunne (John S.)) - Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</title> <link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /> </head> <a name="Top"></a> <BODY> <div id="header"> <HR><H1>Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</H1></div> <hr><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../BookSummary_6301.htm">City of the Gods: A Study in Myth and Mortality</A></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../../../Authors/D/Author_Dunne (John S.).htm">Dunne (John S.)</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3>This Page provides (where held) the <b>Abstract</b> of the above <b>Book</b> and those of all the <b>Papers</b> contained in it.</td></tr><tr><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td><td><A HREF = "../BookCitings_6301.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Book</A></td><td><A HREF = "../BooksToNotes_6301.htm">Notes Citing this Book</A></td></tr></tr></TABLE></CENTER><hr> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>BOOK ABSTRACT: </B><BR><BR><u>Amazon Customer Review</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>"The modern man, it is said, is not any and every man who lives in the present epoch but only the man who lives on the leading edge of contemporary experience. Every epoch will have its modern man according to this definition since the leading edge of experience will be constantly changing like a wave front. The standpoint of the modern man of one epoch ... will appear to have been merely the myth of that period to the modern man of another epoch ... There will be an existential truth in every myth ... and in our myth too ... a truth which can be measured ... by the power of the myth to solve what [Dunne calls] the 'problem of death.' </li><li>In its most general form the problem of death would be this: 'If I must someday die, what can I do to satisfy my desire to live?'" </li><li>With these prefatory remarks, Dunne takes his fortunate readers on an incredible adventure to tour the cities of the gods throughout history to find the answers offered to this still compelling issue. </li><li>Here are intellectual insights at the highest, most accessible levels. Timely and timeless for everyone who lives on the leading edge. Highest recommendation. </li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><B>BOOK COMMENT: </B><BR><BR>Sheldon Press (27 Jun 1974)</P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><hr><br><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U> (see <A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> </center> <BR><HR><BR><center> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:13" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:13:46</time> <br><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A> </TD></TR><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>