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Joseph Campbell (1) [1904–1987]

This page covers the author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

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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. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces 8,393 copies, 62 reviews
The Power of Myth 7,096 copies, 63 reviews
Myths to Live By 2,067 copies, 11 reviews
The Masks Of God: Primitive Mythology 1,926 copies, 24 reviews
The Masks of God: Oriental Mythology 1,613 copies, 12 reviews
The Masks of God: Creative Mythology 1,523 copies, 7 reviews
The Mythic Image 579 copies
Myths, Dreams, Religions 196 copies, 1 review
The masks of God 149 copies
Where the Two Came to Their Father (Commentary) 24 copies
Mythology and the Individual 21 copies, 2 reviews
The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell 17 copies, 1 review
The Eastern Way 17 copies
Man and Myth 16 copies
Western Quest 14 copies
Levende myter 2 copies
Tibet 1 copy
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Commentary, some editions) 9,567 copies, 83 reviews
The Portable Jung (Editor) 1,417 copies, 5 reviews
The Language of the Goddess (Foreword) 491 copies, 5 reviews
Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization (Editor, some editions) 438 copies, 4 reviews
Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Preface, some editions) 365 copies, 4 reviews
Philosophies of India (Editor) 363 copies, 2 reviews
Myths of Greece and Rome (Introduction) 286 copies
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (Editor, some editions) 173 copies, 4 reviews
Myths (Contributor) 72 copies
My Life and Lives: The Story of a Tibetan Incarnation (Introduction, some editions) 42 copies, 1 review
Pascal Covici, 1888-1964 (Contributor) 2 copies

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