Occidental Mythology: The Masks of God, Volume III

Occidental Mythology: The Masks of God, Volume III

by Joseph Campbell
     
 

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A systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the Western world.  See more details below

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A systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the Western world.

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"I consider this, as his other books, of outstanding importance and scholarship, clarity and depth. I believe that anyone truly interested in the sience of man … will find these books a wealth of data, penetratingly analyzed and written in such a way that he has the chance of digesting them in his own manner."
—Erich Fromm

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140194418
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Masks of God Series, #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
297,756
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"I consider this, as his other books, of outstanding importance and scholarship, clarity and depth. I believe that anyone truly interested in the sience of man … will find these books a wealth of data, penetratingly analyzed and written in such a way that he has the chance of digesting them in his own manner."
—Erich Fromm

Meet the Author

Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.

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