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The Heroine with 1001 FacesThe Heroine with 1001 Faces by Maria Tatar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun and fascinating exploration of heroines, written in response to Joseph Campbell's mapping of the heroes journey, highlighting what is different and unique in the stories of women who are heroes.

What Tatar reveals is an understanding of heroism focused on "attentive care, an affect that is triggered by openness to the world, followed by curiosity and concern about those who inhabit it. Lack of curiosity becomes, then, the greatest sin, a failure to acknowledge the presence of others and to care about the circumstances and conditions of their lives."

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