Joseph Campbell is a cultural hero finding inspirations in a wonderful mythical world. He creatively puts humanistic values and cosmic spiritual experience into the interpretation of contemporary science and art who has not only enriched research areas of mythology but also opened up the vast imagination space for human new mythology in the future. In ""Myths to Live By"", he applies knowledge of literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, archeology and other science to the interpretation of myths, and makes an application of mythical thinking to the interpretation of human history, eastern and western civilizations, war and peace and many other problems commonly faced by human beings. He makes use of the only truth beyond a variety of illusions and conflicts in huamn society to penetrate the ancient and modern wisdom. He believes that the role of myths in the process of integration of individuals and society, society and nature, especially the process of returning to human inherence has been infinitely magnified. He tells people: the goal of life is to make the body pulsation fit with the universe pulsation, to make your own instincts fit with nature. "" Myths to Live By"" is a very important work of Joseph Campbell selected from his speeches in Cooper Union College Forum, which is a collection of important academic ideas in his life. He is affecting listeners with his language close to the public, special expression patterns and ebullient feelings. In his book, he not only analyzes impacts of science on the myth, discusses the development of human history and encounter and collision between eastern and western cultures, explores the returning journey of peoples hearts, but also guides people to know the nature, the earth and the universe outer space. Through this book, readers can experience great leaps of human spirit in history, and also make a deep exploration of mysteries from the outside world to the bottom of our hearts. As Campbell says: people will find the road walking for thousands of years, at this moment, people will receive an eternal life in myths and dreams.
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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. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. 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. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110670503592