A look into the variety of hero myths and the similarities that run through different cultures by making use of psychology and folklore.
The amazing, best-selling exploration of world myth and the individual soul's development that has changed millions of lives and was the focus of the recent Bill Moyers special on PBS.
About The Author
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a writer, an anthropologist, lecturer and teacher. His lifelong fascination with myth began at the age of six when he was enchanted by a performance of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. A teacher at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years, he authored, co-authored and edited dozens of books on mythology in art and religion.
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I am using this book for a masters degree in fiction writing. Once you have read this book you will find there is nothing new to be said about a story about heroes (male and female). Only the backgrounds and time frames change.
"I have returned to no other book more often since leaving college than this one, and every time I discover new insight into the human journey. Every generation will find in "Hero" wisdom for the ages."-- Bill Moyers "In the three decades since I discovered "The Hero with a Thousand Faces," it has continued to fascinate and inspire me. Joseph Campbell peers through centuries and shows us that we are all connected by a basic need to hear stories and understand ourselves. As a book, it is wonderful to read; as illumination into the human condition, it is a revelation."-- George Lucas "Campbell's words carry extraordinary weight, not only among scholars but among a wide range of other people who find his search down mythological pathways relevant to their lives today....The book for which he is most famous, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" [is] a brilliant examination, through ancient hero myths, of man's eternal struggle for identity."-- "Time" "In the long run, the most influential book of the twentieth century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces.""-- Christopher Vogler
Series: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: New World Library
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.0 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 3