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The Female Hero in American and British Literature

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 314 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by R. R. Bowker
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Cat Treadwell
Sep 13, 2012 Cat Treadwell rated it it was amazing
Joseph Campbell looked at the Hero’s Journey. These fine writers take this a step further to look at the Female Hero’s journey (not denigrated but inhibited by the more passive term ‘heroine’).

In so doing, they explore new ground, from Princess Leia to the Classics, making accessible to role of women in life and literature and how one reflects and assists understanding of the other.

I cannot understand why this is now out of print, but do try to get hold of a copy – it is truly recommended for an
Jun 16, 2007 jacky rated it liked it
Recommended to jacky by: readings for my thesis
Yet another book I read to do my senior honors thesis. This book was very interesting to me because of my interest in Joesph Campbell. I believe I read this cover to cover even though the texts discussed were mostly dated at the time I read it. Reading this gave me a lot of experience seeing the hero cycle applied to female heroes in novels, which ultimately was my paper's focus.
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Used this in an exam I was writing about Sally Bowles from Goodbye to Berlin by Isherwood, where I was arguing that Sally is nota woman in decay, as some have suggested, but that she might be a female hero who is still on her journey.
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Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized scholar and well-known author of numerous books, among them the bestselling The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, The Hero and the Outlaw, and Magic at Work. Her new book, Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within, was published in October 2015.

Dr. Pearson previous book, The Transforming Leader, is an edited collection of cutt
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