Library Staff Book Recommendation: The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Mike Sgier
Mike Sgier

Mike from the Greenfield Library recommends:

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell
291 C15h (Find it in Greenfield Open Stacks)

Joseph Campbell was a teacher and writer who spent his life studying the myths of the world, finding the common traits within each to tell the story of humanity. This book focuses on the archetype of the hero, and the various forms that it takes across cultures and time. The book also serves as an entrance to Campbell’s worldview and his ideas in comparative mythology, ideas that are both inspiring and relevant to today’s global culture.

The Greenfield Library also has the video series featuring Campbell in interviews with journalist Bill Moyer.

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