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The Hero with a Thousand Faces Hero with a Thousand Facesby Joseph Campbell
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The Joseph Campbell Foundation is endeavoring to publish the collected works of mythographer Campbell (1904-87). As part of that series, here is his popular work finding a common pattern in disparate myths throughout the world and the ages. It was first published in 1949 by Pantheon Books, and again in 1968 by Princeton University Press. This third edition includes updated and expanded notes, enhanced illustrations, and 60 new illustrations. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This newly redesigned edition of Campbell's seminal 1949 work combines the insights of modern psychology with the author's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. Illustrated.
Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbells revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Heros Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the worlds mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.
As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundations Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars.
As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists—including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers—and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.
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