Hero with a Thousand Faces

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SamBee
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Hero with a Thousand Faces

Post by SamBee » 25 Dec 2016, 05:12

I have read many books along these lines, and enjoyed them. However, I have to admit I find this one utterly dull and plodding.

I don't entirely blame Mr Campbell. I think his ideas are no longer fresh, due to wide circulation. But the writing style is like porridge... this is coming from someone who has read the entire "Golden Bough".
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Re: Hero with a Thousand Faces

Post by LookingHard » 17 Jan 2017, 06:18

Thanks for letting us know your take on this.

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Re: Hero with a Thousand Faces

Post by hawkgrrrl » 17 Jan 2017, 15:10

Yeah, I know I'm supposed to like this one, but I found The Power Myth (which he did with Bill Moyer and is written as an interview) to be much more enjoyable and easy to read. Likewise, I don't really enjoy reading the Givens' books. Not everyone's style works for everyone.

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