The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension

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HarperPerennial, 1969 - Myth - 248 pages
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"Exploration in the mythological dimensions of fairy tales, legends, and symbols"--Cover subtitle.

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FLIGHT OF THE WILD GANDER: Explorations In The Mythological Dimension: Select Essays, 1944-1968

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Although the modern sensibility—Eliot and Joyce, Freud and Jung—owes a great deal to various mythologies, it is no secret that "mythic consciousness" has been superseded by "scientific consciousness ... Read full review


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A. R. Radcliffe-Brown Achim von Arnim Adolf Bastian Adolf E Adolf Portmann Aeschylus Aldous Huxley American Anatolia animals Antti Aarne appear archaic Arpachiyah bird Black Elk Black Elk Speaks Bodhisattva body bottle gourd brahman Brothers Grimm bucranium Buddha Buddhist buffalo C. G. Jung Catal Huyuk caves century chalcolithic Clemens Brentano Clifford Evans come culture developed divine dream earth Emilio Estrada Erwin Schrodinger Feirefiz Figure Finnish folk tale Franz Boas function gateless gate Geza Roheim goddess Gottfried von Strassburg Grail Grimm Grimm brothers Hacilar Hactcin Halaf heaven Heinrich Zimmer hieratic Hiiyiik himself Holy Hugo Winckler human hunting Ibid ical Immanuel Kant India Indian individual Indus Valley civilization Iraq James Joyce James Mellaart Jicarilla Apache Joseph Campbell Julius Krohn Kaarle Krohn Kalevala Kashyapa Lake Baikal Lascaux legend Leo Frobenius living maize mandala marsupial Masked Gods Masks of God Max Knoll meaning Mellaart Mesoamerica Mesopotamia metaphysical mind Mircea Eliade moon mother motifs Mundaka Upanishad myth mythology Natufians Neolithic Neti neti Nicholas Cusanus nirvana nonduality Oglala Sioux Ojibwa paleolithic Paul Radin period Philip Phillips pipe Pre-Pottery Neolithic primitive psyche psychological Pyrenees reference rites ritual Roheim Rudolf Carnap Ruth Benedict sacred Samarra Sanskrit sense shaman Shiva Siberia Sioux social society spiritual story Sumer swastika symbols Tao Te Ching Theodor Benfey things thought tion titan tradition Troubadours Tungus universe Upanishad vision Vogul Wakan Tanka William King Gregory Yahweh yoga York Zeus

About the author (1969)

Joseph Campbell was born in White Plains, New York on March 26, 1904. He received a B.A. in English literature in 1925 and an M.A. in Medieval literature in 1927 from Columbia University. He was awarded a Proudfit Traveling Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Paris. After he had received and rejected an offer to teach at his high school alma mater, his Fellowship was renewed, and he traveled to Germany to resume his studies at the University of Munich. During the year he was housemaster of Canterbury School, he sold his first short story, Strictly Platonic, to Liberty magazine. In 1934, he accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain until retiring in 1972. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Mythic Image, the four-volume The Masks of God, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he collaborated with Swami Nikhilananda on translations of the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. He received several awards including National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature and the 1985 National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor in Literature. He died after a brief struggle with cancer on October 30, 1987.

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