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Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension Select Essays 1944-1968by Joseph Campbell
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In these essays, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth and their role in everyday life — from Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends.
Book News Annotation:
In the third volume of The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, 33 of his first essays on the meaning, interpretation, and preservation of myth are presented. Mythology is explored as a production of nature and biology in a number of the essays. The genesis and decline of one particular American Indian legend is explored in others. He also relates his work to then current findings in the archaeological field. Originally published by Viking in 1969.
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In these essays, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth and their role in everyday life — from Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time. Included is his acclaimed essay Mythogenesis,” which examines the rise and fall of a Native American legend. Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals ... a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture.” — Newsweek
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