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The Hero with A Thousand Faces (Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) [Hardcover]

Joseph Campbell
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23 April 2012 The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
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 these pages, 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 part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars.

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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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; 3rd edition (23 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577315936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577315933
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joseph Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: "Follow your bliss."

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A brilliant examination, through ancient hero myths, of man s eternal struggle for identity. --Time

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Joseph Campbell was born in New York City in 1904 and educated in America, France and Germany. He was the author of the four-volume study of world mythologies collectively titled The Masks of God , among other works, and also edited The Portable Jung and The Portable Arabian Nights . He died at his home in Hawaii in 1987.


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5.0 out of 5 stars JC 2 Sep 2013
By Mal
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I was expecting a difficult to follow book but JC writes in a plain simple and easily understandable way and frankly I could hardly put the book down being so enthralled at the content. A great informative read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value 8 Sep 2013
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This is a excellent one-volume overview of Joseph Campbell's research on Mythology; excellent reference work and great value for Campbell devotees.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic! 22 April 2013
By Will M
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The story of humankind... myths, legends, heroes & journeys of discovery. A book thay should stand in every library/ on every bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hero with a Thousand Faces 9 Oct 2008
By Tami Brady TOP 500 REVIEWER
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces is the work that first introduced me to Joseph Campbell. It was then and continues to be one of my favorite books of all time. Each time I read this valuable resource, I uncover another layer of usefulness. This time, I was specifically looking at how the cycle of the Hero's Journey directly related to the cycle of healing.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces presents Campbell's Hero's Journey. By looking at mythology worldwide, he noticed some very significant similarities in the journeys taken by the hero or heroine of these stories, hence the cycle. In this work, Campbell presents a number of snippets from different myths showing that indeed such a pattern exists. Indeed, it is a template still used by the best pieces of fiction and some of the most memorable movies.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces is a must have for anyone the least bit interested in mythology as well as every psychologist, writer, and healer on the planet. This is one of those books that quickly becomes dog-eared with consistent reuse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating stuff. 4 April 2013
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This is a fascinating book, although I believe Campbell is now rather discredited as an anthropologist and seen more as a cultural historian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Look for the Hero inside yourself. 29 Dec 2012
By askal
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Excellent addition of a fascinating book at a great price.
Joseph Campbell is a one off, a fine human being.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative 9 Oct 2013
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This is a must have book for any writers bookshelf. The amount of information inside this one volume is incredible.

Even on the rare occasions, when you disagree with his views you are able to find worthwhile information to use.

I'm so glad I bought this. It's going to get dog eared and creased but if it falls apart, I'll just buy another copy.
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