Includes bibliographical references.. Responsibility by John B. Vickery.
1 The Golden Bough and the nineteenth-century milieu. 2 The controlling ideas of The Golden Bough. 3 The intellectual influence of The Golden Bough. 4 The Golden Bough: impact and archetype. 5 The literary uses of The Golden Bough. 6 William Butler Yeats: the tragic hero as dying god. 7 T.S. Eliot: the anthropology of religious consciousness. 8 D.H. Lawrence: the evidence of the poetry. 9 D.H. Lawrence: the mythic elements. 10 James Joyce: from the beginnings to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. 11 James Joyce: Ulysses and the anthropological reality. 12 James Joyce: Ulysses and the artist as dying god. 13 James Joyce: Finnegans Wake and the rituals of mortality
'...The artist's mind is chameleon-like, and to trace his memories, impulses, and past thoughts with any precision requires more rigorous psychological techniques than are currently available. Consequently, the relationship assumed in this study between Sir James Frazer and modern writers is as much that of ancestor to descendant as that of lender to borrower....'