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The flight of the wild gander : explorations in the mythological dimension

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Flight of the Wild Gender, mythologist Joseph Campbell - in his first collection of essays, written between 1944 and 1968 - explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm's fairy tales to American Indian legends." "Originally published in 1969, this collection describes the symbolic content of stories: how they are linked to human experience and how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell
ISBN: 9781577312109 1577312104
OCLC Number: 973632980
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1969.
Description: xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. I. The Fairy Tale. The Work of the Brothers Grimm. The Types of Story. The History of the Tales. The Question of Meaning --
Ch. II. Bios and Mythos. Sociological and Psychological Schools of Interpretation. The Biological Function of Myth. The Image of a Second Birth. The Anxiety of the Misborn --
Ch. III. Primitive Man As Metaphysician. Tender- and Tough-Minded Thinking. The Image and Its Meaning. Imagery of the Manifold and Its "Cause" The "Cause" Understood As Absolutely Unknown. Theology As a Misreading of Mythology. Esoteric and Exoteric Anthropology --
Ch. IV. Mythogenesis. An American Indian Legend. The Neolithic Background. The Paleolithic Background. The Psychological Base. The Personal Factor --
Ch. V. The Symbol without Meaning. The Impact of Modern Science. The Mythic Forms of Archaic Civilization. The Neolithic-Paleolithic Contrast. Problem of the New Symbol Emergent. The Shaman and the Priest. The Wild Gander. Mythologies of Engagement and Disengagement. The Flight between Two Thoughts --
Ch. VI. The Secularization of the Sacred. The Tree in the Garden. Religions of Identity. Religions of Relationship. The European Graft. Eros, Agape, Amor. The Western Individual. About the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
Responsibility: Joseph Campbell.

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"In Flight of the Wild Gender, mythologist Joseph Campbell - in his first collection of essays, written between 1944 and 1968 - explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm's fairy tales to American Indian 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."--Jacket.

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