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Author Child, Lee, author.

Title The hero / Lee Child.

Publication Info. London : TLS Books, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Oregon PL Adult Non-Fiction - ORLY-14  398 CHI    DUE 12-11-20
 Peotone PL Adult Non Fiction - PEBB-2  809 CHI    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Fiction - SEBB-3  FIC CHILD    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
Description 77 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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Summary "In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world - arguing that we need them now more than ever. From the Stone Age to the Greek Tragedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling? Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, The Hero is essential reading for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we'll always need heroes."--Publisher's website.
Subject Heroes in literature.
Heroes in motion pictures.
Heroes -- Mythology.
Heroes -- Social aspects.
ISBN 0008355789

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