The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

by Phil Cousineau, Joseph Campbell
     
 
Using the themes of Joseph Campbell's own 'Hero with a Thousand Faces' including 'The Call to Adventure', 'The Vision Quest', the great cycle of the hero's journey and ' The Return', this lyrical and masterfully crafted book follows the path of Campbell's lifelong investigation into the world of mythology. Autobiographical in its nature, this volume is the collection

Overview

Using the themes of Joseph Campbell's own 'Hero with a Thousand Faces' including 'The Call to Adventure', 'The Vision Quest', the great cycle of the hero's journey and ' The Return', this lyrical and masterfully crafted book follows the path of Campbell's lifelong investigation into the world of mythology. Autobiographical in its nature, this volume is the collection of a series of exclusive interviews, in which Campbell tells his own story, from his Catholic upbringing and early interest in Native American culture, through Paris in the 1920's, and into the world of such modern myth makers such as George Lucas. In dealing with the essence of human nature through the ages and its struggle with the deep, imponderable 'truths' that still mystify us, Campbell shows that these questions are answered in every culture by mythic tales, the human way of making sense of the world. Through his lectures and conversations with such figures as poet Robert Bly, Native American author Jamake Highwater, and anthropologist Angeles Arrien, Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual, to the ordeals of love and romance. Illustrated throughout with photographs from Joseph Campbell's family archive, The Hero's Journey introduces us first-hand to Joseph Campbell the man, his discoveries, his terminology, and his thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862045989
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.93(h) x 0.86(d)

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