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Jane Eyre’s Sisters, by Jody Gentian Bower

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Jane Eyre's Sisters, by Jody Gentian BowerJane Eyre's Sisters, by Jody Gentian BowerJane Eyre's Sisters: How Women Live And Write The Heroine's Story, by Jody Gentian Bower, foreword by Christine Downing Quest Books, 9780835609340, 256 pp., 2015Jane Eyre's Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine's Story is a wonderful and concise book exploring the Aletis, or wandering woman, who must wander off into the wilderness of the unknown to fulfil her ultimate destiny: being herself.Jody Gentian Bower's central focus -- the differences between the heroine's journey and the hero's journey, as related in Joseph Campbell's classic book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces -- takes into account both classic literature as well as more recent pop cultural standards, such as Toni Morrison's Beloved in a way that has something for everybody interested in the female experience, literary criticism, mythology, and mapping the hidden contents of our minds.The text examines mythical figures such as Inanna or Ishtar and Psyche, to literary figures such as Elizabeth Bennett and Lyra Belacqua, Bower explores the archetypal story of "The Wandering Woman," across time and culture. Read More