Is there life after John Wayne? After his glory days as the "cowboy" of Wall Street, the "master" of the podium and pulpit, or the "road warrior" of interstates, airports, and convention centers, the middle-aged man yearns to fill a void that he has just discovered, right in the center of his being. He wants to stop, to grow roots, to become somehow whole. This quest is not a recent phenomenon, a result of the men's movement or a reaction to feminism. Indeed, it has been portrayed in tales throughout history. These tales from around the world portray fathers and sons battling for power, facing their shadows, meeting the trickster, and learning playfulness, camaraderie, and wisdom. Finally, they introduce male archetypes that are healers rather than heroes.
©1993 Allan B. Chinen; (P)1998 August House Publishers, Inc.