The heroine with 1,001 faces
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New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
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xxvii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Laramie Co. Library - Cheyenne - Third Floor
398.2082 TAT
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Published
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2021.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman. How do we explain our newfound cultural investment in empathy and social justice? For decades, Joseph Campbell had defined our cultural aspirations in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, emphasizing the value of seeking glory and earning immortality. His work became the playbook for Hollywood, with its many male-centric quest narratives. Challenging the models in Campbell's canonical work, Maria Tatar explores how heroines, rarely wielding a sword and deprived of a pen, have flown beneath the radar even as they have been bent on social missions. Using the domestic arts and storytelling skills, they have displayed audacity, curiosity, and care as they struggled to survive and change the reigning culture. Animating figures from Ovid's Philomela, her tongue severed yet still weaving a tale about sexual assault, to Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander, a high-tech wizard seeking justice for victims of a serial killer, The Heroine with 1,001 Faces creates a luminous arc that takes us from ancient times to the present"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tatar, M. (2021). The heroine with 1,001 faces (First edition.). Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tatar, Maria, 1945-. 2021. The Heroine With 1,001 Faces. Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tatar, Maria, 1945-. The Heroine With 1,001 Faces Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tatar, Maria. The Heroine With 1,001 Faces First edition., Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2021.

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