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ISBN10: 0691017840
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Lisa Brown, July 9, 2012 (view all comments by Lisa Brown)
Meh.

One. Big. Giant. M E H .

For years, I've heard nothing but glowing reviews of this book, and I just don't get it. I'm sure it would be an amazing read if you actually read it really early on in your education so that you hadn't already received a distilled version of Campbell's song and dance from one high school English teacher or another, but given that I read it over a decade too late, I'm just stuck with an overwhelming sense of underwhelment.

Hero's Journey + Monomyth = tell me something I don't know, Campbell.

Not his fault, I know. But definitely not high on my to-read-again list.

Definitely seems like a solid secondary source for literary research papers though.
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DaKidEvil, June 9, 2008 (view all comments by DaKidEvil)
Very insightful book that no doubt delves into the abyss of the subconscious archetypal yearnings of mankind itself!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780691017846
Preface:
Campbell, Joseph
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Bollingen Series (General)
Series Volume:
4617
Publication Date:
19720321
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.72x6.12x1.02 in. 1.36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this book, Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion, enact simultaneously the various phases of their common story. The psychological view is then compared with the words of such spiritual leaders as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Lao-tse, and the 'Old Men' of Australian tribes. From behind a thousand faces the single hero emerges, archetype of all myth.
"Synopsis" by , Despite their infinite variety of incident, setting, and costume, the myths of the world offer only a limited number of responses to the riddle of life. In this best-selling volume, Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. Through Campbell's eyes, we see Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion enacting simultaneously the various phases of their common story.

Campbell begins his interpretation of these timeless symbols by examining their relationship to those rediscovered in dreams by depth psychology. The psychological view is then compared with the words of such spiritual leaders as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Lao-tse, and the "Old Men" of the Australian tribes. From behind a thousand faces, the single hero emerges, archetype of all myth.

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