Power of Myth

Power of Myth


By (author) Joseph Campbell, By (author) Bill Moyers

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  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback | 293 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385418868
  • ISBN 13: 9780385418867
  • Edition statement: Anchor Books ed
  • Sales rank: 4,437

Product description

The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition Touching on topics from the role of heroes to Star Wars, "The Power of Myth"gives us the wise and witty conversation that unfurled between journalist Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell over a six-hour PBS broadcast. Mostly conducted at George Lucas s Skywalker Ranch, this extraordinary interview reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell s work, "The Power of Myth"continues to exert a profound influence on our culture. "

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"The symbols of mythology and legend are all aroundus, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, andthe Moyers-Campbell dialogues are a welcom guideto recognizing and understanding their meanings."-- "Cincinnati Post.""

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Finally available in a popularly priced, non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal for the college market and general reader alike, this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology.