The Hero with a Thousand Faces

CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: BN9509
Released: Mar 22, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781511360258
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Description

"Hero with a Thousand Faces is a 20th Century classic which catapulted into mainstream consciousness a year after the author''s death when the documentary Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth was broadcast on PBS with Bill Moyers interviewing Joseph Campbell(1988). The documentary drove the book onto the NY Times bestsellers list almost 40 years after first publication, and it has remained a perennial seller ever since. The work has never been available in unabridged audio format. An abridged edition of THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES (3 hours) was produced by Audio Renaissance, but is no longer in print as a renewal was not authorized after the Campbell Foundation regained control of all rights from Princeton University Press. The 3rd edition of the work published by New World Library, has had annual sales of 30,000 a year since 2008. The audio edition will publish on or about the 112th anniversary of Joseph Campbell''s birth. The work first published in 1949, as the 17th book in the"

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Author(s): Joseph Campbell

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Professional reviews

"Finally, Joseph Campbell's first (most iconic) work is available in a complete unabridged recording! Campbell captured the imagination of the postwar generation with his exploration of universal themes in mythology. His mythological imagery provided the foundation for generations of fantasy writing. The early Star Wars movies follow this book almost chapter for chapter. Today, Campbell's unquestioned reliance on Jungian and Freudian concepts may seem dated. The power of the audiobook is in the carefully chosen excerpts of tales from mythology. Arthur Morey, John Lee, and Susan Denaker are an adept and experienced performance team. The way they trade voices adds texture to the complex compendium of stories. Although few people could perfectly pronounce the names of all the mythological characters in this global survey, they do an excellent job. F.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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