Author(s): Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell brought mythology to mass audiences, most notably in his conversations with Bill Moyers on PBS. In print and on television, his accessible and conversational tone riveted without "dumbing down." His best-selling books, including "The Power of Myth" and "Hero with a Thousand Faces" are the rare blockbusters (well over a million copies sold) that are also scholarly classics. While Campbell "covered the mythological waterfront," he never focused a work on the Goddess. This, however, does not mean he didn't have fresh and exciting things to say. In this provocative volume, he traces the evolution of the Feminine Divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and recognizes what is resonant in our day: that "the challenge is to flower as individuals, neither as biological archetypes, nor as personalities imitative of the male."
Praise for Joseph Campbell: No one in our centurynot Freud, not Thomas Mann, not Levi-Strausshas so brought the mythical sense of the world and its eternal figures back into our everyday consciousness. James Hillman Campbell has become the rarest of intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture. Newsweek"
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) is widely credited with bringing mythology to a mass audience. His works, including the four-volume "The Masks of God" and "The Power of Myth" (with Bill Moyers), rank among the classics in mythology and literature.