Journals Higher Education

$62.95

Paperback

29 October 1992

672 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195068504


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Fifty Stories of the Quest

Second Edition

Edited by Harold Schechter and Jonna Gormely Semeiks

Reflecting today's growing emphasis on multiculturalism, the second edition of this remarkably successful anthology offers twelve additional contributions from the new generation of writers currently revitalizing the short story form, including Amy Tan, Bharati Mukherjee, R.K. Narayan, Stephen Milhauser, Ellen Gilchrist, and Patrick McGrath. Organized around the successive stages of humanity's most durable myth, the hero's quest narrative pattern delineated by renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell, this edition offers a summary and explication of Campbell's analysis of the quest motif, a new biographical introduction to Campbell's life and work, and a section of concise biographical entries on each of the fifty authors.

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