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Despite their infinite variety of incident, setting, and costume, the myths of the world offer only a limited number of responses to the riddle of life. In this best-selling volume, Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. Through Campbell's eyes, we see Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion enacting simultaneously the various phases of their common story.Campbell begins his interpretation of these timeless symbols by examining their ...

The Hero with a Thousand Faces 1972, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691017846

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