The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

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The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Author: Joseph Campbell
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432

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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 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 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.

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.

Joseph John Campbell (1904-1987)Joseph John Campbell (1904-1987), was an American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience.

Since the publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theories have been applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. His philosophy has been summarized by his own often repeated phrase: "Follow your bliss." He gained recognition in Hollywood when George Lucas credited Campbell's work as influencing his Star Wars saga.

Campbell's approach to folklore topics such as myth and his influence on popular culture has been the subject of criticism, including from folklorists, academics in folklore studies.

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