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Somewhere I Have Never Travelled : the Hero's Journey

Exploring the hero's journey as a metaphor for spiritual evolution, this work offers a close reading of three major works of epic poetry: the "Epic of Gilgamesh", Homer's "Iliad" and Virgil's "Aeneid". It serves as an introduction to the central themes and historical development of the epic form
eBook, English, 1996
Oxford University Press, New York, 1996
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (221 pages)
9780195356410, 9781280528453, 0195356411, 1280528451
Contents; Introduction: Metaphors; 1. The Wild Man: The Epic of Gilgamesh; 2. Into Prison: The Iliad (1); 3. Not Alone: The Iliad (2); 4. Deserts of the Heart: The Aeneid (1); 5. Another Achilles: The Aeneid (2); 6. Buried Selves: The Aeneid (3); Afterword: Metaphor Revisited; Further Reading; Bibliographical Essay; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z