Di racconto in racconto, di leggenda in leggenda, questo saggio di grande ricchezza documentaria ' sintesi di una lunga intervista televisiva con il giornalista Bill Moyers ' espone in modo volutamente divulgativo una visione del mito intimamente legata al quotidiano, cogliendo all'interno della mitologia valori e messaggi sempre vivi e attuali. È così che si susseguono, senza soluzione di continuità, tradizioni egizie e greche, racconti ebraici e indiani, leggende islamiche e pellerossa, narrazioni bibliche e chansons de geste, con ampiezza di riferimenti a personaggi d'ogni tempo: da Re Artù a Martin Luther King, da Don Chisciotte a Luke Skywalker'
- ISBN: 8878188425
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 280
I really do think that this should be required reading in high school, everywhere. Or beyond. Just in general. I read it in preperation for my AP year, and it really helps you to open your eyes quite a bit. Does Joe Campbell like to stretch his points? Yes. Are some of his ideas and allusions a litt Leggi tutto
The Power of Myth explores so much more than myth. It delves into the essence of life itself. Joseph Campbell was mythologist, professor, writer, lecturer, historian...he was so much. His wealth of knowledge on faith, philosophy and humanity was astounding. He has left us, but he has left behind a bo Leggi tutto
I have bought this wonderful machine—a computer. Now I am rather an authority on gods, so I identified the machine—it seems to me to be an Old Testament god with a lot of rules and no mercy. Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces is a book that, for better or worse, will forever change how Leggi tutto
تأملاتی دربارۀ قدرت اسطوره چگونه اسطوره بسازيم؟ آموزش گام به گام جوزف كمبل مدعيه كه اسطوره بيان استعارى تجربيات انسانى طبقه نخبه اجتماع بوده. اما گذر زمان و سطح درك پايين طبقه فرو دست اجتماع باعث شده رفته رفته مردم به صورت تحت اللفظى به مفاد اساطير باور پيدا كنن، هر چند، همين برداشت تحت اللفظى از اسطور Leggi tutto
The Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell and Power of Myth), Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology w Leggi tutto
In my daily life, I talk about suffering a lot. I have had trouble accepting the fact that terrible things happen to people everyday, that the voiceless, the weak have to undergo great cruelty everywhere. Campbell says, for our sake we have to affirm the brutality, the thoughtlessness of our surroun Leggi tutto
If you were to read only one book in your lifetime, what book would you want that to be? Well, that is certainly an unfair question since it is difficult to make that choice. However, if I was given the option of choosing only 20 books to read in my lifetime, “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell w Leggi tutto
This is my first first-person experience with Campbell. And I find it an incredibly frustrating book. There are parts that are wonderful: when Campbell takes a few moments to tell some of the myths that have been floating around for years. Or when he compares the motifs in multiple myths from differ Leggi tutto
Joseph Campbell is seriously incredible. Read this, listen to the PBS audio tapes, read anything he writes... he's just brilliant, erudite, illuminating, fascinating, lovable, enlightening... he reveals things articulately that you always sensed in the shadowy regions of your instinct, and having th Leggi tutto
There is something very fishy about our existence. We are unaware of it most of the time, but it tickles us all from time to time. Suddenly we realize we 'are', we actually exist. That's a weird thing. One day we open our eyes, and there’s a world outside. These things trouble me. Since when do I exis Leggi tutto
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