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

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

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ISBN-13: 9781608681891
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Series: Collected Works of Joseph Campbell Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 89,540
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Preface to the Centennial Editionxi
Introductionxv
Editor's Acknowledgmentsxxv
Chronology of Joseph Campbell's Lifexxvi
Chapter 1The Call to Adventure1
Chapter 2The Road of Trials19
Chapter 3The Vision Quest51
Chapter 4The Meeting with the Goddess81
Chapter 5The Boon113
Chapter 6The Magic Flight141
Chapter 7The Return Threshold179
Chapter 8The Master of Two Worlds199
Epilogue: The Tiger and the Goat231
Books by Joseph Campbell233
Bibliography235
List of Contributors238
Illustration Credits239
Index241
About the Author251
About the Joseph Campbell Foundation253

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