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The Mythic Dimension: Selected Essays 1959-1987 (Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

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These 12 eclectic essays explore myth and its fascinating context in the human imagination — in the arts, literature, and culture, as well as in everyday life. The most recent title in New World Library’s Collected Works of Joseph Campbell 11-volume series, this attractive cloth edition features pieces that exhibit Campbell’s trademark thoughtfulness and intelligence. These essays explore the topic for which Campbell was best known: the many connections between myth and history, psychology, and the daily world. Drawing from such varied sources as Thomas Mann, the occult, Jungian and Freudian theory, and the Grateful Dead, these dynamic writings elucidate the many ways in which myth touches our lives, our psyches, and our relationship to the world.

Book News Annotation:

Campbell (1904-1987) became widely known for his work in comparative mythology through his first book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) and his 1988 television interviews with Bill Moyers on The Power of Myth. This second volume of his collected works (following Flight of the Wild Gander) includes a dozen of Campbell's essays on mythology's development, themes, and role in the arts, and the reading list for his popular course at Sarah Lawrence College. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

These 12 eclectic essays explore the topic for which Campbell was best known: myth and its fascinating context within the human imagination in the arts, literature, and culture, as well as in everyday life.

Synopsis:

In these pages, the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell presents twelve eclectic, far-ranging and brilliant essays exploring myth in all its dimensions: its history; its influence on art, literature, and culture; and its role in everyday life. This second volume of Campbells essays (following Flight of the Wild Gander) brings together uncollected writings from 1959 to 1987. Written at the height of Campbells career — and showcasing the lively intelligence that made him the twentieth centurys premier writer on mythology — these essays investigate the profound links among myth, the individual, and societies ancient and contemporary. Covering diverse terrain ranging from psychology to the occult, from Thomas Mann to the Grateful Dead, from Goddess spirituality to Freud and Jung, these playful and erudite writings reveal the threads of myth woven deeply into the fabric of our culture and our lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781577315940
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Publisher:
New World Library
Editor:
Van Couvering, Antony
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Myth
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 BandW illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 18.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , These 12 eclectic essays explore the topic for which Campbell was best known: myth and its fascinating context within the human imagination in the arts, literature, and culture, as well as in everyday life.
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In these pages, the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell presents twelve eclectic, far-ranging and brilliant essays exploring myth in all its dimensions: its history; its influence on art, literature, and culture; and its role in everyday life. This second volume of Campbells essays (following Flight of the Wild Gander) brings together uncollected writings from 1959 to 1987. Written at the height of Campbells career — and showcasing the lively intelligence that made him the twentieth centurys premier writer on mythology — these essays investigate the profound links among myth, the individual, and societies ancient and contemporary. Covering diverse terrain ranging from psychology to the occult, from Thomas Mann to the Grateful Dead, from Goddess spirituality to Freud and Jung, these playful and erudite writings reveal the threads of myth woven deeply into the fabric of our culture and our lives.
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