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Anyone ever read Joseph Campbell?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by windward, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I've always been a huge fan of Campbell's most notably his Hero with a thousand faces and the Power of Myth series he did with Bill Moyers.

    I can always re-read Campbell over and over andover again

    Anyone else ever read him?
  2. harish

    harish New Member

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    Yeah, we had to read "hero with..." in high school, and at the time it seemed too dense and esoteric. However, I have found recently that every time I watch a movie or read a book, those concepts of the hero and collective mythologies seem to crop up everywhere. I used to scoff at literary theory as pseudo-intellectualism, but its really interesting. Glad to see that there are people of similar literary tastes on this messageboard.


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