Hero Myths: A Reader
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Edited By: Robert A. Segal
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 232
Vendor: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 063121514X
ISBN-13: 9780631215141

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"This welcome book by an expert provides at last the text we havelong needed for the multi-cultural and interdisciplinary lectureswe are more and more required to offer. A lucid introduction,mercifully free from obscurantist jargon provides various contexts,historical, psychological, mythological and more in which we canexplain the heroes." Professor William M. Calder III, Universityof Illinois, Champange

"This book is timely, necessary, innovative, and follows soundscholarly principles." Dan Ben-Amos, Professor of Folklore andFolklife, University of Pennsylvania

"This anthology will fill a gap, and will do so withdistinction." Robert Ackerman, Director, Liberal Arts, TheUniversity of the Arts, Philadelphia

"Robert Segal's collection of readings offers us somethingtowards understanding the genesis and range of the hero myth andtherefore indirectly of analytical psychology ... Segal's bookgives an introduction to the hero's 'thousand faces'." Journalof Analytical Psychology

"The selection of material that Segal brings together in thiswork is wide ranging. This book does what it sets out to do byproviding a useful sourcebook for the growing variety of hero myth- a variety which is surely set to increase and develop in theyears ahead." Journal of Contemporary Religion

"Eminently suitable for classroom use." Journal of AmericanFolklore

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