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Hero with a Thousand Faces

ISBN-10: 1567311202
ISBN-13: 9781567311204
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Joseph Campbell
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Description: Joseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of the hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, the book hit the New York Times bestseller list in 1988 when it became the  More...

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List price: $9.98
Publisher: Fine Communications
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Joseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of the hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, the book hit the New York Times bestseller list in 1988 when it became the subject of The Power of Myth, a PBS television special. Now, this legendary volume, re-released in honor of the 100th anniversary of the author's birth, promises to capture the imagination of a new generation of readers.

Jospeh Campbell was born on March 26th in 1904, in White Plains, NY. As a child in New York, Campbell became interested in Native Americans and mythology through books about American Indians and visits to the American Museum of Natural History. Campbell attended Iona, a private school in Westchester NY, before his mother enrolled him at Canterbury, a Catholic residential school in New Milford CT. He graduated from Canterbury in 1921, and the following September, entered Dartmouth College; he soon dropped out and transferred to Columbia University, where he excelled. While specializing in medieval literature, he played in a jazz band, and became a star runner. After earning a B.A. from Columbia in 1925, and receiving an M.A. in 1927 for his work in Arthurian Studies, Campbell was awarded a Proudfit Traveling Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Paris, studying medieval French and Sanskrit in Paris and Germany. After he had received and rejected an offer to teach at his high school alma mater, his Fellowship was renewed, and he traveled to Germany to resume his studies at the University of Munich. After travelling for some time, seeing the world, he was offered a teaching position at the Canterbury School. He returned to the East Coast, where he endured an unhappy year as a Canterbury housemaster, but sold his first short story, Strictly Platonic, to Liberty magazine. Then, in 1933, he moved to Woodstock NY, where he spent a year reading and writing. In 1934, he was offered and accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain for thirty-eight years. His first, full-length title, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, was published to acclaim and brought him numerous awards and honors, among them the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature. During the 1940s and 1950s he collaborated with Swami Nikhilananda on translations of the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. Over the years, he edited The Portable Arabian Nights and was general editor of the series Man and Myth. In 1956, he was invited to speak at the State Departments Foreign Service Institute. His talks were so well-received, that he was invited back annually for the next seventeen years. In the mid-1950s, he also undertook a series of public lectures at Cooper Union in New York City; these talks drew an ever-larger, audience, and soon became a regular event. In 1985, Campbell was awarded the National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor in Literature. Campbell wrote more than 40 books including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Mythic Image, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, and is now considered one of the foremost interpreters of sacred tradition in modern time. Joseph Camppbell died in 1987 after a brief struggle with cancer.

List of Figures
List of Plates
Preface to the 1949 Edition
Introduction to the 2004 Commemorative Edition
Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Monomyth
Myth and Dream
Tragedy and Comedy
The Hero and the God
The World Navel
The Adventure of the Hero
Departure
The Call to Adventure
Refusal of the Call
Supernatural Aid
The Crossing of the First Threshold
The Belly of the Whale
Initiation
The Road of Trials
The Meeting with the Goddess
Woman as the Temptress
Atonement with the Father
Apotheosis
The Ultimate Boon
Return
Refusal of the Return
The Magic Flight
Rescue from Without
The Crossing of the Return Threshold
Master of the Two Worlds
Freedom to Live
The Keys
The Cosmogonic Cycle
Emanations
From Psychology to Metaphysics
The Universal Round
Out of the Void-Space
Within Space-Life
The Breaking of the One into the Manifold
Folk Stories of Creation
The Virgin Birth
Mother Universe
Matrix of Destiny
Womb of Redemption
Folk Stories of Virgin Motherhood
Transformations of the Hero
The Primordial Hero and the Human
Childhood of the Human Hero
The Hero as Warrior
The Hero as Lover
The Hero as Emperor and as Tyrant
The Hero as World Redeemer
The Hero as Saint
Departure of the Hero
Dissolutions
End of the Microcosm
End of the Macrocosm
Epilogue: Myth and Society
The Shapeshifter
The Function of Myth, Cult, and Meditation
The Hero Today
Bibliography
Index

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