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Beyond the Hero

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
These classic stories portray that part of the male psyche that is normally buried under conventional male roles, heroic ideals, and patriarchal ambitions, breaking dramatically with traditional masculine values and typical stereotypes.
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published September 15th 1993 by Tarcherperigee
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Mike Algera
Nov 04, 2013 Mike Algera rated it it was amazing
The stories all in all, really speak to me, highly energetic, and plentiful in meaning. I normally skip the author commentary about the stories, but in this case, Chinen does an excellent job in breaking down the psychological structure and symbolism of each story. The bandwidth of his research delves deep into men's dreams, which was my absolute favourite component about the commentary. How he makes a connection between the story elements with dream sequences of real life people, as well as ...more
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