Fathers' Daughters: Breaking the Ties That Bind (Paperback)
Through myth, fairy tales, case studies, and Jungian psychology, best-selling author Maureen Murdock explores the unique relationship between a "father's daughter" and her father, its rewards and pitfalls, and how this idealized relationship affects the mother-daughter bond. This rich analysis examines Beauty and the Beast, Donkeyskin, The Wizard of Oz, King Lear, and The Handless Maiden to help empower the father's daughter to untangle the ties that bind her to her father and redeem a female vision that is powerful and nurturing.
About the Author
Maureen Murdock is the best-selling author of The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness, a ground-breaking work which revealed a broader understanding of the female psyche on both a personal and cultural level and was Murdock's response to Joseph Campbell's A Hero with a Thousand Faces. When Murdock showed Campbell her book, he said, "Women don't need to make the journey." Murdock's readers around the world have shown that he's wrong! A Jungian psychotherapist and creative writing teacher, Murdock is also the author of The Heroine's Journey Workbook, Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children, and Unreliable Truth On Memoir and Memory, a seminal work about memoir and what's involved in writing a memoir. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and she lectures internationally. Follow her blog, Hooked on Hope, on www.maureenmurdockblog.com.