The renowned master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world.
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JOSEPH CAMPBELL (1904-1987) was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, gifted storyteller, avid scholar, and a foremost interpreter of myth. Among the many books he wrote and edited, he is best known for The Hero with a Thousand Faces, his four-volume The Masks of God, and his magnum opus, Historical Atlas of World Mythology.From Library Journal:
This book consists of 13 chapters, each of which is a slightly edited version of one of the lectures in the PBS series of the same title. Drawing on his vast knowledge, Campbell explains in simple language, with copious examples from all times and cultures, how the same myths occur everywhere in slightly different forms. His lectures are fascinating but fast moving, so now viewers have the opportunity to savor his ideas at a slower pace. The illustrations are also from the series. Considering the continued interest in Campbell and his work, this book is probably essential for most libraries. Happily, it can also be recommended as a worthwhile purchase.
- Lucy Patrick, Florida State Univ. Lib., Tallahassee
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060551895