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Author Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987.

Title Romance of the Grail : the magic and mystery of Arthurian myth / Joseph Campbell ; edited by Evans Lansing Smith.

Publication Info. Novato, California : New World Library, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  809.93351 CAM    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  809.93351 CAM    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
Description xxii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The collected works of Joseph Campbell
Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987. Works. 1993.
Summary "Joseph Campbell made the power of story undeniable through the power of his own storytelling. Editor Evans Lansing Smith here collects Campbell writings on Arthurian legends that make events like Merlin's death and the Lady of the Lake retrieving Excalibur not just vibrant but also central to the mythologist's thinking. Three cornerstones of Campbell's celebrated scholarship are found here. The Arthurian myths opened the world of comparative mythology to Campbell, turning his attention to the Near and Far Eastern roots of myth. Calling the Arthurian myths the world's first "secular mythology," Campbell found metaphors in them for human stages of growth, development, and psychology. Finally, the myths exemplify a kind of love Campbell called Amor in which individuals become more fully themselves through connection. Campbell's infectious delight in his discoveries makes them essential for anyone intrigued by the stories we tell - and the stories behind them"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Grail -- Legends -- History and criticism.
Arthurian romances -- History and criticism.
Love -- Mythology.
Mythology -- Psychological aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Arthurian romances. (OCoLC)fst00817169
Grail -- Legends. (OCoLC)fst00945883
Love -- Mythology. (OCoLC)fst01002777
Myth. (OCoLC)fst01031678
Mythology -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01031709
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Smith, Evans Lansing, 1950- editor.
Added Title Magic and mystery of Arthurian myth
ISBN 9781608683246 (hardback)
1608683249 (hardback)

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