The Hero Journey in Literature: Parables of Poesis (Paperback)Evans Lansing Smith
Paperback Published: 28/10/1996
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This book provides an overview of the hero journey theme in literature, from antiquity to the present, with a focus on the imagery of the rites of passage in human life (initiation at adolescence, mid-life, and death). This is the only book to focus on the major works of the literary tradition, detailing discussions of the hero journey in major literary texts.
Publisher: University Press of America