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Stories We Need to Know : Reading Your Life Path in Literature, Paperback / softback Book

Stories We Need to Know : Reading Your Life Path in Literature Paperback / softback


Literary exemplars shed light on modern discontents.

A combination of therapy and expertise in literature, this book explains the six archetypes derived from 4,000 years of literature and how they may guide unhappy people seeking meaning in their lives.

Holding up the great books as the best way to understand these timeless story elements, the discussion devotes a chapter to each of the six archetypes: the innocent, the orphan, the pilgrim, the warrior-lover, the monarch pair, and the magician.

Story structures are shown to be particularly suited to therapy with adolescents, many of whom have never stepped away from television and the shopping mall long enough to understand their unmet spiritual needs.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kaminn Media Ltd
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781844091232

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