Category: Books for adults

The Drawing Lesson

Mary Martin subtly reflects Campbellian themes in this character-driven work of fiction. Artist Alexander Wainwright, whose command of light and image has earned the coveted Turner Prize, is in danger of losing sight of the light...

Life of Pi

What starts out as a reminisence of a boy’s heroic journey, shipwrecked and adrift, blossoms into an extremely powerful evocation of the power of metaphor & myth. Can’t say more without saying too much!...

The Rebirth of the Hero

In a work of wide-ranging scope and insight, Le Grice analyzes myths, religious texts, and scenes from a number of popular films–Jason and the Argonauts, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and more–to...

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

This novel is simply the very best account of ancient Greek mythology, surveying sources, comparisons of various literary and krater accounts and depictions of important stories, and the underlying social functions of the evolving...

Around the Horn

Set in 1949 in the mining city of Butte, Montana, a world unto itself sitting a mile above sea level in the southwestern corner of the state, Around the Horn takes its readers on a journey...

Archetypal Psychology

Originally written for the Italian Enciclopedia del Novocento, this indispensable book is a concise, instructive introduction to polytheism, Greek mythology, the soul-spirit distinction, animal images, psychopathology, imagination, and the writings of C.G. Jung, Henry...