Tuesday, April 22, 2014

‘The Hero’s Return’

The Joseph Campbell re-releases keep coming. The professor’s biography, originally published in 1990—and has been in and out of print half a dozen times since—has been revised for a new paperback printing. The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work is out now. Amazon offers it for $15.

From the publicity:

New World Library and the Joseph Campbell Foundation are pleased to announce the release of a newly revised and reformatted paperback edition of The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work.

In this volume, Joseph Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual, to the ordeals of love and romance. With poetry and humor, he recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of a lifelong exploration of the mythic traditions that Campbell called “the one great story of mankind.”

This paperback edition is more “user friendly”—and less expensive—than the oversized, hard to find, hardcover volume.

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