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by Joseph Campbell,Mircea Eliade,Alexander Eliot

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ISBN:
0452010276
Author:
Joseph Campbell,Mircea Eliade,Alexander Eliot
Category:
Short Stories & Anthologies
Language:
English
Publisher:
Plume (February 1, 1990)
Pages:
272 pages
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1573 kb
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Rating:
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The Universal Myths: Hero. has been added to your Cart. This book does cover a wide range of cultures and myths, exploring them in a wider, more universal context by placing certain myths next to other myths and drawing a few conclusions that are natural, intelligent, and reminicent of Joseph Campbell. This is a great book for light reading and glancing through, however, this is not a good book to use as a reference tool in understanding myths, because of the way in which it is put together.

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Items related to The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, an. .Alexander Eliot; Joseph Campbell The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others (Meridian). Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image.

Eliot published eighteen books, including books on art, mythology, history, and novels. Introduced by Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade. The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others (New American Library, 1990). The Timeless Myths: How Ancient Legends Influence the Modern World, New York: Truman Talley Books/Meridian, 1997. The Global Myths: Exploring Primitive, Pagan, Sacred, and Scientific.

The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others

The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others. By Alexander Eliot Joseph Campbell and Mircea Eliade Contributed to by Campbell. Crossing the boundaries of time, religion, and culture, universal myths have provided inspiration and guidance for countless generations- laying a foundation for the religious, social, and political heritage of nations and peoples since the beginning of time. Here is a rich and absorbing survey of the common myths that connect all cultures, Eastern and Western, from antiquity to the present day.

Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others. Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequentl. ore about Joseph Campbell. By Alexander Eliot and Joseph Campbell Contribution by Mircea Eliade. Category: Fairy Tales Literary Collections Reference.

The Universal Myths : Heroes, Gods, Tricksters and Others. By (author) Mircea Eliade Joseph Campbell Alexander Eliot.

Myths and Spirituality: The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others (New American Library, 1990) Introduced by Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade The Timeless Myths: How Ancient Legends Influence th.

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Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Crossing the boundaries of time, region, and culture, universal myths have provided inspiration and guidance for countless generations-laying a foundation for the religious, social, and political heritage of nations and peoples since the beginning of time.

Crossing the boundaries of time, region, and culture, universal myths have provided inspiration and guidance for countless generations—laying a foundation for the religious, social, and political heritage of nations and peoples since the beginning of time. Here is a rich and absorbing survey of the common myths that connect all cultures, Eastern and Western, from antiquity to the present day. With stunning power, the stuff of legend is explored in all its drama and magnificence. There are stories of gods and men—and legendary heroes from Zeus to King Arthur to the “Superman” of modern media; tales of heaven, earth, and the origins of man from Hindu, American Indian, and Western thought; and retellings of mythic quests and legendary lovers, from the epic wanderings of Odysseus to the tragedy of Tristram and Iseult and the Krishna marriage of Heaven and Earth. This extraordinary work, compiled and arranged by theme from stories of creation to tales of death and rebirth, examines and compares the world’s myths that have shaped our common past and continue to influence us still.
  • inetserfer
School text needed for school. Came promptly for start of class. Came as described.
  • Nuadazius
It's literally as though your listening to your friend who knows about myth rambling on about a bunch of different myth stories, not in any particular order or anything.
  • TheSuspect
The beginning course in Mythology is named World Mythology, and gives the students a much more universal view then just the more famous Egyptian,Greek ot Roman.
  • Macage
i liked this book it wa an interesting exploration of the universal myths of our ancestors
  • Mori
I was required to buy the book for a class, but I look forward to reading it. Seems like it will be very interesting!
  • Risa
This book does cover a wide range of cultures and myths, exploring them in a wider, more universal context by placing certain myths next to other myths and drawing a few conclusions that are natural, intelligent, and reminicent of Joseph Campbell. This is a great book for light reading and glancing through, however, this is not a good book to use as a reference tool in understanding myths, because of the way in which it is put together. In a collection of myths that are categorized by universal theme, the table of contents becomes an important guide to the understanding of the stated themes and the author's insights. But in this book the table of contents doesn't match the rest of the book AT ALL. Many of the myths that claim to be listed are not, and several myths appear that were not listed at all. Myths appear under totally different sections then they were listed by the author at the begining, which leads to great confusion as to which section they truly belong to. This is not a problem if you're reading this for sheer entertainment and have no intention of using it as a reference book for research or writing in the fields of mythology and universal themes. My suggestion is to rip out the table of contents and write yourself a new one based on the actual book. Unfortunately it brings the writer's credibility into question since several myths seem to be in sections they don't belong with and the book is completely contradictory from the first page on.
I was deeply disappointed with this book, having relied on the table of contents that Amazon.com allows you to see and the other excerpts included to tell how expansive it was and useful it would be as a resource for understanding universal themes. Saddly there were many myths I was glad to see included that in the end were not included in anything more then the table of contents.
Perhaps it was my own error for relying so much on what Amazon.com allowed me to see of the book (ie the table of contents) and for assuming that the book followed the table of contents and was as well organized and thought provoking as it appeared to be. That was my mistake and I want to make sure other people realize what they are getting when they purchase this book. As I said, it's not a bad book if you rip out the table of contents and don't rely on it too heavily for mythic accurasy and stunnning conclusions about universal themes. It's a nice introduction to the concept of universal themes and a nice selection of myths from around the world. The index was much more helpful then the table of contents and the first chapter on creation myths was really very good.
  • Jube
I was lucky. I checked this book out of the library.

Although the information in the book is interesting and was, in fact, almost exactly what I was looking for, I too was disappointed that items in the table of contents did not appear in the actual chapters of the book!

I checked here at Amazon and was glad to read a review that confirmed my findings--that the table of contents was misleading. This could be a very big problem for an online buyer.

My advice: Check it out of the library and if you like it, then buy it online!