Review: Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ever am I reminded of my love for brevity. Despite its length, this is a very good book. I read it as an analysis of the many fairy tales in it, many of which I had not heard, like “The Handless Maiden,” “Bluebeard,” and “La Loba.” Although I’m dubious of the scientific robustness of Jung, I do believe his followers have hit on the “why” of these stories’ deep and everlasting meaning. Hers is a sprawling, lyrical, and insightful first novel.

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Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.