The Flight of the Wild Gander

The Flight of the Wild Gander

Explorations in the Mythological Dimension

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the origins of myth from the Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends, explaining in a collection of essays how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time.

Perseus Publishing
Famed mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the form, function, and origin of myths

Book News
In the third volume of The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell , 33 of his first essays on the meaning, interpretation, and preservation of myth are presented. Mythology is explored as a production of nature and biology in a number of the essays. The genesis and decline of one particular American Indian legend is explored in others. He also relates his work to then current findings in the archaeological field. Originally published by Viking in 1969. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In Flight of the Wild Gander, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell — in his first collection of essays, written between 1944 and 1968 — explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm’s fairy tales to American Indian legends. Originally published in 1969, this collection describes the symbolic content of stories: how they are linked to human experience and how they — along with our experiences — have changed over time. Throughout, Campbell explores the function of mythology in everyday life and the forms it may take in the future.

Included are some of Campbell’s first groundbreaking essays: “Bios and Mythos” and “Primitive Man as Metaphysician,” both of which examine the biological basis and necessity for story and mythology, and establish mythology as a basic function or fact of nature. Campbell’s essay “Mythogenesis” turns from the natural and biological to the cultural and historical — the rise, flowering, and decline of a particular myth, a single American Indian legend. Campbell explores how the myth was born, as well as the personal experiences of the visionary medicine man through whose memory the myth was preserved.

This new paperback edition joins other reissues and previously unpublished works as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell.

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The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces explores the origins of myth from the Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends, explaining in a collection of essays how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time.

Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, 2002
ISBN: 9781577312109
1577312104
Branch Call Number: 291.13 CAMPB
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1969

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