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Joseph Campbell

American mythologist, writer and lecturer

1904   -   1987

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Columbia University, Faculty of Arts of Paris, Dartmouth College, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
occupation: anthropologist, mythologist, translator, philosopher, teacher, university teacher, mythographer, writer

Joseph John Campbell (1904–1987) was an American Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell's most well-known work is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth. Since the publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theory has been applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. His philosophy has been summarized by his own often repeated phrase: "Follow your bliss." He gained recognition in Hollywood when George Lucas credited Campbell's work as influencing his Star Wars saga.
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works

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The Power of Myth

book and six-part television documentary

author: Joseph Campbell

1988

Creative Mythology

book by Joseph Campbell

author: Joseph Campbell

1968

The Mythic Image

book by Joseph Campbell

author: Joseph Campbell

Myths to Live By

book by Joseph Campbell

author: Joseph Campbell

1972

The Flight of the Wild Gander

book by Joseph Campbell

author: Joseph Campbell

1969

The Hero's Journey

biography of the mythologist Joseph Campbell

author: Joseph Campbell

1990

The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

book by Joseph Campbell

author: Joseph Campbell

1986

Thou Art That

book by Joseph Campbell

author: Joseph Campbell

2001

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