Somewhere I Have Never Travelled: The Hero's Journey
Oxford University Press, 04/01/1996 - 224 من الصفحات
The ancient hero's quest for glory offers metaphors for our own struggles to reach personal integrity and wholeness. In this compelling book, Van Nortwick traces the heroic journeys in three seminal works of ancient epic poetry, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad, and Virgil's Aeneid. In particular, he focuses on the relationship of the hero to one or more second selves, or alter egos, showing how the poems address central truths about the cost of heroic self-assertion: that the pursuit of glory can lead to alienation from one's own deepest self, and that spiritual wholeness can only be achieved by confronting what appears, at first, to be the very negation of that self. With his unique combination of literary, psychological, and spiritual insights, Van Nortwick demonstrates the relevance of ancient literature to enduring human problems and to contemporary issues. Somewhere I Have never Travelled will interest anyone who wishes to explore the roots of human behavior and the relationship between life and art.
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accept Achaians Achates Achilles and Patroclus Achilleus Aeneas Aeneid Aeneid 12 Agamemnon Anchises anger appears Ascanius battle beginning bring Briseis Camilla Carthage comes companion context corpse culture dark dead denial destiny Dido Dido's Dido’s divine drive Enkidu Enkidu's death Epic of Gilgamesh episode Euryalus fate father fight finally further Gilgamesh epic give goddess gods Greek grief grieving heart Hector hero story hero's heroic heroism Homer human Humbaba Iliad 22 Ishtar issues journey Juno Jupiter katabasis killing kind king Latinus Latium literature look male man’s metaphors mission mortals mother nature Ninsun Nisus Odysseus Pallas particular Patroklos Peleus perspective poem poem’s Priam qualities reintegration relationship response role Roman Rome scene second-self motif seems sense sexual ships Sibyl simile spiritual suggests tell Thetis tion traditional Trojans Troy turn Turnus underworld Uruk Utnapishtim Venus Virgil wild Zeus
الصفحة ix - I mayn't have missed. It comes over me that I had then a strange alter ego deep down somewhere within me, as the full-blown flower is in the small tight bud, and that I just took the course, I just transferred him to the climate, that blighted him for once and for ever.