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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date July 1, 1991
Pages 293
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385418867
ISBN-10 0385418868
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The noted mythologist discusses the relationship of ancient myths to modern life, including discussions of recent heros, tales of love and marriage, the power of myth, and mythic themes
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The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition
 
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--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.

This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.  



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385247733
 
With Bill D. Moyers | 1 edition from Doubleday (June 1, 1988)
9780385247733 | details & prices | 231 pages | 8.75 × 11.50 × 0.75 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $35.00
About: The noted mythologist discusses the relationship of ancient myths to modern life, including discussions of recent heros, tales of love and marriage, the power of myth, and mythic themes
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385247740 Book cover for 9780385418867
 
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With Bill D. Moyers, Betty S. Flowers | Reissue edition from Anchor Books (July 1, 1991)
9780385418867 | details & prices | 293 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The noted mythologist discusses the relationship of ancient myths to modern life, including discussions of recent heros, tales of love and marriage, the power of myth, and mythic themes
With Bill D. Moyers, Betty S. Flowers (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Harmony Books (June 1, 1988)
9780385247740 | details & prices | 231 pages | 8.25 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $29.99
About: The noted mythologist discusses the relationship of ancient myths to modern life, including discussions of recent heros, tales of love and marriage, the power of myth, and mythic themes
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781561760145
 
from Consortium Book Sales & Dist (June 1, 1990); titled "Power of Myth"
9781561760145 | details & prices | List price $39.95
About: Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613190732
 
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 1991)
9780613190732 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $28.20
About: The noted mythologist discusses the relationship of ancient myths to modern life, including discussions of recent heros, tales of love and marriage, the power of myth, and mythic themes

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