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    Mythic worlds, modern words : Joseph Campbell on the art of James Joyce / Joseph Campbell ; edited by Edmund L. Epstein ; Joseph Campbell Foundation
    Book | New World Library | 2016 | First trade paperback edition.
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    Edition
    First trade paperback edition.
    Description
    xxii, 344 pages ; 21 cm.
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    Note
    Originally published: First edition. New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, c1993.
    Bibliography
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Summary
    "In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce's Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy (including an obscenity trial in the United States in 1920), the novel left Campbell both intrigued and confused, as it had many others. Because he was in Paris, he was able to visit the Shakespeare & Company bookstore-the outpost of the original publisher of Ulysses, Sylvia Beach. She gave him "clues" for reading Ulysses, and that, Campbell attested, changed his career. For the next sixty years, Campbell moved through the labyrinths of Joyce's creations-writing and lecturing on Joyce using depth psychology, comparative religion, anthropology, and art history as tools of analysis. Arranged by Joyce scholar Edmund L. Epstein, Mythic Worlds, Modern Words presents a wide range of Campbell's writing and lectures on Joyce, which together form an illuminating running commentary on Joyce's masterworks. Campbell's visceral appreciation for all that was new in Joyce will delight the previously uninitiated, and perhaps intimidated, as well as longtime lovers of both Joyce and Campbell"-- Provided by publisher.
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    Addl. Author
    Epstein, Edmund L., editor.
    Joseph Campbell Foundation.
    Alt Title
    Joseph Campbell on the art of James Joyce
    ISBN
    9781608684175 (paperback) :
    1608684172 (paperback)
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