The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces


Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : New World Library
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ISBN : 1577315936
Pages : 418 pages
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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.


The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces


Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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ISBN : 0586085718
Pages : 416 pages
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In this compelling and influential work, Joseph Campbell scours the myths of the world to reveal the characteristics common to heroes from all cultures and periods.


Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces


Author : David MacGregor
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN : 1787056511
Pages : 297 pages
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Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces ambitiously takes on the task of explaining the continued popularity of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective over the course of three centuries. In plays, films, TV shows, and other media, one generation after another has reimagined Holmes as a romantic hero, action hero, gentleman hero, recovering drug addict, weeping social crusader, high-functioning sociopath, and so on. In essence, Sherlock Holmes has become the blank slate upon which we write the heroic formula that best suits our time and place. Volume One looks at the social and cultural environment in which Sherlock Holmes came to fame. Victorian novelists like Anthony Trollope and William Thackeray had pointedly written "novels without a hero," because in their minds any well-ordered and well-mannered society would have no need for heroes or heroic behavior. Unfortunately, this was at odds with a reality in which criminals like Jack the Ripper stalked the streets and people didn't trust the police, who were generally regarded as corrupt and incompetent. Into this gap stepped the world's first consulting detective, an amateur reasoner of some repute by the name of Sherlock Holmes, who shot to fame in the pages of The Strand Magazine in 1891. When Conan Doyle proceeded to kill Holmes off in 1893, it was American playwright, director, and actor William Gillette who brought the character back to life in his 1899 play Sherlock Holmes, creating a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic with his romantic version of Holmes, and cementing his place as the definitive Sherlock Holmes until the late 1930s. By that point, Sherlock Holmes had developed a cult following who facetiously maintained that Holmes was a real person, formed clubs like The Baker Street Irregulars, and introduced the idea of cosplay to the embryonic world of fandom. These well-educated fanboys subsequently became the self-assigned protectors of Sherlock Holmes, anxious that their version of the character not be besmirched or defamed in any way. In spite of this, there was considerable besmirching and defaming to be seen in the early silent films featuring Sherlock Holmes, which effectively turned him into an action hero due to the lack of sound. When sound films took the industry by storm in the late 1920s, there were a numbers of pretenders who reached for the Sherlock Holmes crown, including Clive Brook, Reginald Owen, and Raymond Massey, but it took more than a decade before a new definitive Sherlock Holmes would be crowned in 1939 in the person of Basil Rathbone.


Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces - Volume 2

Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces - Volume 2


Author : David MacGregor
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN : 1787056554
Pages : 302 pages
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Picking up the trail with the incredibly influential films of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Volume II goes on to explore the antiheroic Sherlock Holmes films of the 1970s, and then the somewhat rocky journey of Holmes into the medium of television (actors Alan Wheatley, Douglas Wilmer, and Peter Cushing all declared their respective TV series as the worst experience of their professional careers). Television finally found its "definitive" Holmes in Jeremy Brett's portrayal for Granada Television, and then the BBC's "Sherlock" had flashed brilliantly across the cultural sky before crashing and burning in spectacular fashion. Still, despite its ignominious end, Benedict Cumberbatch's version of Sherlock Holmes quite literally changed the face of Sherlockian fandom overnight, as studious middle-aged white men now found themselves sharing uneasy ground with a younger, more diverse, and more female audience. Now a full-fledged transmedia phenomenon, Sherlock Holmes can be any gender, ethnicity, or species, and is celebrated in fan fiction and fanvids, as well as conventions that are far more inclusive than Sherlock Holmes societies of the past. Vincent Starrett's poetic notion that Sherlock Holmes is a character "who never lived and so can never die" has never been more true, and the Digital Age promises any number of new versions of Sherlock Holmes to come.


Summary of Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Summary of Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces


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Buy now to get the insights from Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Sample Insights: 1) Myths are the living inspiration of whatever has come from the activities of the human body and mind. In other words, humans invented mythologies based on dreams and observed patterns of behavior. Because these observations vary across different cultures, each culture produces mythologies that are relevant to it. 2) These mythologies, like our dreams, represent our unconscious and repressed desires, emotions, and fears. They expand our awareness by revealing to us the horrifying bits of our unconscious through symbols, allowing us to better understand ourselves and grow.


Hero with a Thousand Faces

Hero with a Thousand Faces


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ISBN : 162107174X
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The perfect companion to Joseph Campbellā€™s "Hero with a Thousand Faces," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.


Study Guide

Study Guide


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ISBN : 9781705610961
Pages : 118 pages
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 116-page guide for "The Hero With A Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Myth and the Unconscious and The Enlightened Hero and the Oneness of All Things.


Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces (ELL).

Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces (ELL).


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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces


Author : Joseph Campbell (Mythenforscher)
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Pages : 416 pages
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The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey


Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : New World Library
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ISBN : 9781577314042
Pages : 249 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (314 users)

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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."


The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces


Author : Joseph Campbell (Mythenforscher)
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Pages : 416 pages
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Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks

Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks


Author : Sharon Packer MD
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313355371
Pages : 275 pages
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This comprehensive collection of essays written by a practicing psychiatrist shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century.


The Rebirth of the Hero

The Rebirth of the Hero


Author : Keiron Le Grice
Publisher : Aeon Books
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ISBN : 1913274098
Pages : 304 pages
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The portrayal of the hero in classical myths and modern films continues to exert a compelling influence on the collective imagination, entertaining and inspiring audiences the world over. On a deeper level, the myth of the hero's adventure is recognized as a fundamental pattern of human experience itself, a symbolic expression of the individual's struggle for greater consciousness, psychological wholeness, and spiritual realization. In The Rebirth of the Hero, Keiron Le Grice draws on the ideas and life experiences of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Friedrich Nietzsche to explore the spiritual journey of the modern self, from existential crisis and the awakening of the self to the dramatic encounter with the underworld of the psyche and the arduous labour of spiritual transformation. In a work of wide-ranging scope and penetrating insight, Le Grice analyzes scenes from a number of popular films - Jason and the Argonauts, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pan's Labyrinth, and more - to illuminate the themes and stages of psychospiritual rebirth and individuation, helping to make the deepest of transformative experiences more readily accessible and intelligible to us all. Drawing interchangeably on classical Greek myths, Christianity, alchemy, Romanticism, and depth psychology, the author also relates the individual's personal journey of transformation to the relationship in Western civilization between spirit and nature, reason and instinct, and masculine and feminine. In so doing, The Rebirth of the Hero demonstrates the critical significance of the archetypal pattern of the hero not only for the individual, but also for cultural renewal and the wider spiritual transformation of our time.


The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century

The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century


Author : Michael E. Salla
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780275973735
Pages : 224 pages
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U.S. foreign policy has undergone seven cycles of fluctuating political commitment to the moral principles at the heart of U.S. national identity. Under President Clinton, Salla asserts, the U.S. achieved a "grand synthesis" of power and morality, thereby making possible a more interventionist foreign policy in response to current global challenges.


The Hero with a Thousand Faces. (Fourth Printing.).

The Hero with a Thousand Faces. (Fourth Printing.).


Author : Joseph Campbell
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Pages : 416 pages
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The hero with a thousand faces

The hero with a thousand faces


Author : Joseph (Ethnologe) Campbell
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Pages : 416 pages
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The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey


Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 0791098036
Pages : 242 pages
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Explores the literary theme of the hero's journey in twenty essays covering works by authors as varied as Virgil and Maxine Hong Kingston.