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- DescriptionPart of a series of studies on world mythologies, this volume comprises an exploration of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China and Japan.
- Author BiographyJoseph 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 <b>The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna</b>. The many books by Professor Campbell include <b>The Hero with a Thousand Faces</b>, <b>Myths to Live By</b>, <b>The Flight of the Wild Gander</b>, and <b>The Mythic Image</b>. He edited <b>The Portable Arabian Nights</b>, <b>The Portable Jung</b>, and other works. He died in 1987.
- Author(s)Joseph Campbell
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication26/03/1992
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Series TitleArkana S.
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date07/08/2002
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight460 g
- Width139 mm
- Height214 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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