The power of myth

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Anchor Books, Jun 1, 1991 - Philosophy - 293 pages
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Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology.

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The best introduction to the work of Campbell. - Goodreads
A little hard to read, but fascinating. - Goodreads
An amazing overview of human thought and practice. - Goodreads
A must read for any aspiring writer, storyteller etc. - Goodreads
Interesting read, lots of cool related pictures. - Goodreads
Liked the insight into metaphor in myth. - Goodreads
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I really wanted to like it, but there's so many sexist and racist stereotypes without any citations or research, it just made me nauseous. If you fit neatly into boxes and like to fit others neatly into boxes then you can probably enjoy it. For me it just feels dated. Read full review

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Contents

MYTH AND THE MODERN WORLD
1
THE JOURNEY INWARD
44
THE FIRST STORYTELLERS
86
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About the author (1991)

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.

Bill Moyers's career as a television journalist has earned him more than thirty Emmy Awards. His reporting and interviews have been the basis for seven bestsellers. He is author of "Genesis" (Doubleday), "The Language of Life" (Main Street Books), and "Healing and the Mind" (Doubleday). He lives in New Jersey with his wife and creative collaborator, Judith Davidson Moyers.

Flowers is associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin.

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