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THE FLIGHT OF THE WILD GANDER

Explorations in the Mythological Dimension — Selected Essays 1944–1968

In The Flight of the Wild Gander, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm’s fairy tales to Native American legends. Originally published in 1969, this collection describes the symbolic content of stories: how they are linked to human experience and how they — along with our experiences — have changed over time. Throughout, Campbell explores the function of mythology in everyday life and the forms it may take in the future. Included are some of Campbell’s first groundbreaking essays: “Bios and Mythos” and “Primitive Man as Metaphysician,” both of which examine the biological basis and necessity for story and mythology, and establish mythology as a basic function or fact of nature. Campbell explores how the myth was born, as well as the personal experiences of the visionary medicine man through whose memory the myth was preserved.

This new paperback edition joins other reissues and previously unpublished works as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell.

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“Campbell has become one of the rarest intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker embraced by popular culture.”
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Author: Joseph Campbell
Product Code: 85318
ISBN: 978-1-60868-531-8
Pages: 256
Package: 1 Paperback / softback
Size: 5.50 X 8.50
Your Price : $16.95
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