[LMB] The heroine's journey

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 23:10:25 BST 2021

Interesting. I had the pleasure of meeting Joseph Campbell several times at
Eselen in California. He explained why Star Wars was so successful. I'll be
interested in reading the book.

On Wed, Sep 29, 2021, 6:12 AM Kathy C. <kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:

> You all might be interested in a new book, just out, Maria Tatar’s Heroine
> with 1001 Faces.  Here’s the NY Times review of it:
> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/books/maria-tatar-heroine-with-1001-faces.html.
> I had the pleasure of attending the 2010 Boskone panel on The Heroine’s
> Journey that Lois participated in (and also Greer Gilman); Jo Walton
> describes it here:
> https://www.tor.com/2010/02/19/boskone-panel-the-heroines-journey/.
> Among other things, Walton says, "I said that the Hero’s Journey made
> rather an odd life, with a distinct lack of what most people do, such as
> making things and having children. Lois said that traditionally in most
> cultures men went out and came back again, off to have adventures and then
> home to settle down and inherit from their father, whereas women went out
> and didn’t come back, inheriting from strangers—their husband’s parents.
> You can see this in a lot of fairy tales."
>  It will be interesting to see how Tatar’s book deals with the same issues.
> Katherine
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