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Hero with a Thousand Faces

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Joseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of the hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, the book hit the New York Times best-seller list in 1988 when it became the subject of The Power of Myth, a PBS television special.

The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life. Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today--and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.

Myth, according to Campbell, is the projection of a culture's dreams onto a large screen; Campbell's book, like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, is an exploration of the big-picture moments from the stage that is our world. It is a must-have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was an inspiring teacher, popular lecturer and author, and the editor and translator of many books on mythology, including The Mythic Image (Princeton/Bollingen Paperbacks).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691097435
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N. J. :
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Princeton, Bollingen pbk.
Series:
Bollingen Series (General)
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
19680921
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 29 oz

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