The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : Joseph Campbell Foundation
Total Pages : 430
Release : 2020-11-06
ISBN 10 : 9781611780321
ISBN 13 : 1611780322
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Description:

Explore the Hero's Journey in stories as old as humanity and as new as last night's dream The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change. — Joseph Campbell Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faceshas 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. Reviews: “I have returned to no other book more often since leaving college than this one, and every time I discover new insight into the human journey. Every generation will find in Hero wisdom for the ages.” — Bill Moyers “In the three decades since I discovered The Hero with a Thousand Faces, it has continued to fascinate and inspire me. Joseph Campbell peers through centuries and shows us that we are all connected by a basic need to hear stories and understand ourselves. As a book, it is wonderful to read; as illumination into the human condition, it is a revelation.” — George Lucas “Campbell’s words carry extraordinary weight, not only among scholars but among a wide range of other people who find his search down mythological pathways relevant to their lives today....The book for which he is most famous, The Hero with a Thousand Faces [is] a brilliant examination, through ancient hero myths, of man’s eternal struggle for identity.” — Time

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Total Pages : 416
Release : 1993
ISBN 10 : 9780586085714
ISBN 13 : 0586085718
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Description:

In this compelling and influential work, Joseph Campbell scours the myths of the world to reveal the characteristics common to heroes from all cultures and periods.

Sherlock Holmes The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Sherlock Holmes  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Author : David MacGregor
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages : 297
Release : 2021-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781787056503
ISBN 13 : 1787056503
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sherlock Holmes The Hero With a Thousand Faces Book Description:

Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces ambitiously takes on the task of explaining the continued popularity of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective over the course of three centuries. In plays, films, TV shows, and other media, one generation after another has reimagined Holmes as a romantic hero, action hero, gentleman hero, recovering drug addict, weeping social crusader, high-functioning sociopath, and so on. In essence, Sherlock Holmes has become the blank slate upon which we write the heroic formula that best suits our time and place. Volume One looks at the social and cultural environment in which Sherlock Holmes came to fame. Victorian novelists like Anthony Trollope and William Thackeray had pointedly written "novels without a hero," because in their minds any well-ordered and well-mannered society would have no need for heroes or heroic behavior. Unfortunately, this was at odds with a reality in which criminals like Jack the Ripper stalked the streets and people didn't trust the police, who were generally regarded as corrupt and incompetent. Into this gap stepped the world's first consulting detective, an amateur reasoner of some repute by the name of Sherlock Holmes, who shot to fame in the pages of The Strand Magazine in 1891. When Conan Doyle proceeded to kill Holmes off in 1893, it was American playwright, director, and actor William Gillette who brought the character back to life in his 1899 play Sherlock Holmes, creating a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic with his romantic version of Holmes, and cementing his place as the definitive Sherlock Holmes until the late 1930s. By that point, Sherlock Holmes had developed a cult following who facetiously maintained that Holmes was a real person, formed clubs like The Baker Street Irregulars, and introduced the idea of cosplay to the embryonic world of fandom. These well-educated fanboys subsequently became the self-assigned protectors of Sherlock Holmes, anxious that their version of the character not be besmirched or defamed in any way. In spite of this, there was considerable besmirching and defaming to be seen in the early silent films featuring Sherlock Holmes, which effectively turned him into an action hero due to the lack of sound. When sound films took the industry by storm in the late 1920s, there were a numbers of pretenders who reached for the Sherlock Holmes crown, including Clive Brook, Reginald Owen, and Raymond Massey, but it took more than a decade before a new definitive Sherlock Holmes would be crowned in 1939 in the person of Basil Rathbone.

Summary of Joseph Campbell s The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Summary of Joseph Campbell s The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author : Swift Reads
Publisher : Swift Books LLC
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-12-29
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Joseph Campbell s The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Description:

Buy now to get the insights from Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Sample Insights: 1) Myths are the living inspiration of whatever has come from the activities of the human body and mind. In other words, humans invented mythologies based on dreams and observed patterns of behavior. Because these observations vary across different cultures, each culture produces mythologies that are relevant to it. 2) These mythologies, like our dreams, represent our unconscious and repressed desires, emotions, and fears. They expand our awareness by revealing to us the horrifying bits of our unconscious through symbols, allowing us to better understand ourselves and grow.

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author : Supersummary
Publisher :
Total Pages : 118
Release : 2019-11-04
ISBN 10 : 170561096X
ISBN 13 : 9781705610961
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Description:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 116-page guide for "The Hero With A Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Myth and the Unconscious and The Enlightened Hero and the Oneness of All Things.

Hero with a Thousand Faces

Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages :
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9781621071747
ISBN 13 : 162107174X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Description:

The perfect companion to Joseph Campbell’s "Hero with a Thousand Faces," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author : Joseph Campbell (Mythenforscher)
Publisher :
Total Pages : 416
Release : 1949
ISBN 10 : OCLC:695908878
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Superheroes and Superegos Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks

Superheroes and Superegos  Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks
Author : Sharon Packer MD
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 275
Release : 2009-12-14
ISBN 10 : 9780313355370
ISBN 13 : 0313355371
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superheroes and Superegos Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks Book Description:

This comprehensive collection of essays written by a practicing psychiatrist shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century.

The Rebirth of the Hero

The Rebirth of the Hero
Author : Keiron Le Grice
Publisher : Aeon Books
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2019-06-10
ISBN 10 : 9781913274092
ISBN 13 : 1913274098
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rebirth of the Hero Book Description:

The portrayal of the hero in classical myths and modern films continues to exert a compelling influence on the collective imagination, entertaining and inspiring audiences the world over. On a deeper level, the myth of the hero's adventure is recognized as a fundamental pattern of human experience itself, a symbolic expression of the individual's struggle for greater consciousness, psychological wholeness, and spiritual realization. In The Rebirth of the Hero, Keiron Le Grice draws on the ideas and life experiences of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Friedrich Nietzsche to explore the spiritual journey of the modern self, from existential crisis and the awakening of the self to the dramatic encounter with the underworld of the psyche and the arduous labour of spiritual transformation. In a work of wide-ranging scope and penetrating insight, Le Grice analyzes scenes from a number of popular films - Jason and the Argonauts, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pan's Labyrinth, and more - to illuminate the themes and stages of psychospiritual rebirth and individuation, helping to make the deepest of transformative experiences more readily accessible and intelligible to us all. Drawing interchangeably on classical Greek myths, Christianity, alchemy, Romanticism, and depth psychology, the author also relates the individual's personal journey of transformation to the relationship in Western civilization between spirit and nature, reason and instinct, and masculine and feminine. In so doing, The Rebirth of the Hero demonstrates the critical significance of the archetypal pattern of the hero not only for the individual, but also for cultural renewal and the wider spiritual transformation of our time.