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Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension Select Essays 1944-1968

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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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Synopsis:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781577312109
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Publisher:
New World Library
Location:
Novato, Calif.
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Myth
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Series Volume:
M/S pt. 4
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 16 oz

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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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