Flight of the Wild Gander Explorations in the Mythological Dimension, Selected Essays, 1944-1968

ISBN-10: 1577312104
ISBN-13: 9781577312109
Edition: 3rd 2002
Authors: Joseph Campbell
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Joseph Campbell was born in White Plains, New York on March 26, 1904. He received a B.A. in English literature in 1925 and an M.A. in Medieval literature in 1927 from Columbia University. He was awarded a Proudfit Traveling Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Paris. 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. During the year he was housemaster of Canterbury School, he sold his first short story, Strictly Platonic, to Liberty magazine. In 1934, he accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain until retiring in 1972. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Mythic Image, the four-volume The Masks of God, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he collaborated with Swami Nikhilananda on translations of the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. He received several awards including National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature and the 1985 National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor in Literature. He died after a brief struggle with cancer on October 30, 1987.

About the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Introduction
The Fairy Tale
The Work of the Brothers Grimm
The Types of Story
The History of the Tales
The Question of Meaning
Bios and Mythos
Sociological and Psychological Schools of Interpretation
The Biological Function of Myth
The Image of a Second Birth
The Anxiety of the Misborn
Primitive Man As Metaphysician
Tender- and Tough-Minded Thinking
The Image and Its Meaning
Imagery of the Manifold and Its "Cause"
The "Cause" Understood As Absolutely Unknown
Theology As a Misreading of Mythology
Esoteric and Exoteric Anthropology
Mythogenesis
An American Indian Legend
The Neolithic Background
The Paleolithic Background
The Psychological Base
The Personal Factor
The Symbol without Meaning
The Impact of Modern Science
The Mythic Forms of Archaic Civilization
The Neolithic-Paleolithic Contrast
Problem of the New Symbol Emergent
The Shaman and the Priest
The Wild Gander
Mythologies of Engagement and Disengagement
The Flight between Two Thoughts
The Secularization of the Sacred
The Tree in the Garden
Religions of Identity
Religions of Relationship
The European Graft
Eros, Agape, Amor
The Western Individual
Appendix
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments for Illustrations
Chapter Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author
About the Joseph Campbell Foundation

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