Heroes The Champions of Our Literary Imagination

ISBN-10: 0002000911

ISBN-13: 9780002000918

Edition: 2007

Authors: Bruce Meyer
List price: $34.95
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Description: What makes the heroes of literature—Gilgamesh, Jesus, Beowulf, Hamlet, even Superman—so intriguing and enduring? Do they grasp and fire our imaginations because they’re larger than life or because they’re more human than we might imagine?    Bestselling author and broadcaster Bruce Meyer unmasks the greatest heroes of literature, showing what makes them heroic as well as what makes them human. Ultimately, he demonstrates, heroes reflect the best of humanity. What Meyer’s bestselling book The Golden Thread did for the touchstone works of Western literature, Heroes does for our rich canon of flawed yet powerful characters. Whether tragic and epic, divine or infernal, Meyer ushers us into the company of extraordinary figures and guides us through some of the greatest stories ever told.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 8/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.05" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Bruce Meyer is author of thirty books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary journalism, scholarship, and pedagogy including the national bestseller, The Golden Thread (2000), and Heroes (2007). His most recent books of poetry are Mesopotamia (2007) and Dog Days: A Comedy of Terriers (2007). His memoir, Alphabet Table appeared in 2010 from Black Moss Press. He was winner of the E.J. Pratt Gold Medals for Poetry (1980, 1981), and was shortlisted for the Arlene Lampert Prize (1989).Bruce is professor of English at Georgian College in Barrie where he teaches in the Laurentian University BA Program. He was Artistic Director of the Leacock Summer Festival of Canadian Literature from 1999 to 2009, and his broadcasts for CBC Radio, The Great Books and Great Poetry are the network�s bestselling spoken word CD series. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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