Return Of The Heroes

Return Of The Heroes

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by Hal G. P. Colebatch
     
 

Why have The Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, the Harry Potter stories, and other tales of heroic fantasy, been so phenomenally successful in the present apparently cynical and disillusioned age? Colebatch argues that the popularity of these works shows the real health of our culture to be more robust than we sometimes believe, and confirms the centrality of…  See more details below

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Why have The Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, the Harry Potter stories, and other tales of heroic fantasy, been so phenomenally successful in the present apparently cynical and disillusioned age? Colebatch argues that the popularity of these works shows the real health of our culture to be more robust than we sometimes believe, and confirms the centrality of "traditional" values which "progressive" thinkers have often disparaged or overlooked.
In advancing this argument, the author also seeks to entertain the many readers who love these works, and to open to them new vistas of understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877275579
Publisher:
Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Return Of The Heroes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A superb book. I have read it several times. Looks at why The Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter and Star Wars are so successful, and also analyses the agendas behind some of the critical attacks on them. Deepened my understanding both of these tales and of society today.