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Somewhere I Have Never Travelled: The Hero's Journey

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The ancient hero's quest for glory offers metaphors for our own struggles to reach personal integrity and wholeness. In this compelling book, Van Nortwick traces the heroic journeys in three seminal works of ancient epic poetry, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad, and Virgil's Aeneid. In particular, he focuses on the relationship of the hero to one or more second selves, or alter egos, showing how the poems address central truths about the cost of heroic self-assertion: that the pursuit of glory can lead to alienation ...

Somewhere I Have Never Travelled: The Hero's Journey 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195101270

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