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The Resource The hero, Lee Child

The hero, Lee Child

Label
The hero
Title
The hero
Statement of responsibility
Lee Child
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 {u2013} 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
Cataloging source
YDX
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Child, Lee
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Heroes in literature
  • Heroes in motion pictures
  • Heroes
  • Heroes
  • Storytelling
Target audience
adult
Label
The hero, Lee Child
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1089426496
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9780008355784
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The hero, Lee Child
Publication
Control code
on1089426496
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9780008355784
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 1A9, CA
      48.436426 -89.223125
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