The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (PDF-Online Reading-Download-Summary-Review)

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The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work is a biography of the mythologist Joseph Campbell (1904-1987). In the form of a series of conversations, the book was drawn from the film The Hero's Journey: A Biographical Portrait.

Book Details

Originally published: 1990
Author: Joseph Campbell
Adapted from: The Hero's Journey

Summary

The author of Hero With a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God series, and The Power of Myth here turns his powers of observation and analysis into the journey of his own life and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of mythical traditions. , which he called "the only great history of mankind." In conversations with poets, anthropologists, and philosophers, Campbell reflects on topics ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual, to the evidence of love and romance. Illustrated in its entirety with photographs from Joseph Campbell's family archive and with a new and revised introduction, The Hero's Journey introduces the reader first-hand to Joseph Campbell the man, his discoveries, his terminology, and his thinking.

Review

A fascinating series of dialogues with Joseph Campbell, revealing at every turn new aspects of his genius, wisdom, and understanding. I hope this much-needed book will be widely read and thought about.

About The Author

Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) is widely credited with bringing mythology to a mass audience. His works, including the four-volume The Masks of God and The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers), rank among the classics in mythology and literature.

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