The Power of Myth
ISBN: 0385247745
EAN13: 9780385247740
Language: English
Publication Date: May 1, 1988
Pages: 231
Dimensions: 0.60" H x 10.90" L x 8.20" W
Weight: 1.80 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Joseph Campbell, the worlds foremost authority on mythology, and Bill Moyers, one of most distinguished journalists, offer a brilliant combination of wisdom and wit. Joseph Campbell explains to Bill Moyers in a six part series for television interview, how myths are our ties to the past, and how they help us understand ourselves and our world. Topics from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, and handsomely illustrated with over one hundred fascinating photographs.
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From the front Cover The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology was the song of the universe, the music of the spheres. With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaing interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliantcombination of intelligence and wit.