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The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell and Arthur Morey and John Lee and Susan Denaker


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Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Campbell outlines the Hero s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world s mythic traditions.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Campbell outlines the Hero s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781511360258
  • ISBN-10: 1511360259
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > Social Science > Folklore & Mythology
Books > Psychology > Movements - Psychoanalysis

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Campbell's seminal hero's tale has remains influential in academia and the arts, e.g., in the creation of Star Wars. Morey was not the best choice for this complex classic, first published in 1949. He enunciates carefully, so the listener doesn't miss a word, but his mid-sentence pauses are so long that one gets caught up in the words and phrases rather than the meaning of the sentences. This is in stark contrast to the other narrators' styles of delivery. Lee reads with a British accent and high emotions, and Denaker also reads with dramatic flair. Campbell's thesis is that everywhere in the world we find legends with this story line: a hero journeys out of the everyday world into "a region of supernatural wonder." Here he encounters dragons, serpents, and other fantastic creatures whom he conquers. He returns home with special powers that enable him to serve others. A New World Library hardcover. (Mar.)

 
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