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The Power of Myth

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

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"The Power Of Myth" launched anextraordinary resurgence of interest in JosephCampbell and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence onmillions of people. To him, mythology was the"song of the universe, the music of the spheres."With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominentjournalists, as his thoughtful and engainginterviewer, "The Power Of Myth" toucheson subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering abrilliantcombination of intelligence and wit."

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 210.82 x 299.72 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • 20 Sep 1989
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York
  • English
  • Reissue
  • illustrations, portraits
  • 0385247745
  • 9780385247740
  • 150,240

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Joseph Campbell (1904-87) began his career in 1934 as an instructor at Sarah Lawrence College, where he taught for almost forty years, and where the Joseph Campbell Chair in Comparative Mythology was established in his honor. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling "The Hero with a Thousand Faces." Bill Moyers is an acclaimed journalist, widely respected for his work both at CBS News and at PBS. One of his primary efforts has been to bring to television outstanding thinkers of our time, most recently in the immensely popular and highly celebrated PBS series and bestselling book "A World of Ideas." His conversations with Joseph Campbell were one of the highlights of television programming in the 1980s. Betty Sue Flowers teaches poetry and myth at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author and coauthor of several books, including" Browning and the Modern Tradition," "Four Shields of Power," and "Daughters and Fathers."

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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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"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.

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