The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

December 9, 2020
The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

In these essays – contemporary with his years at Sarah Lawrenceand with his legendary Cooper Union lectures – Campbell exploresthe origins of myth, from the Grimms' fairy tales to NativeAmerican legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth islinked to universal human experience and how the myths andexperiences change over time.Included is the famed essay "Mythogenesis," which traces therise and decline of a Native American legend.The Flight of the Wild Gander marks the first title we'rereleasing as part of a special arrangement with Amazon; for thefirst year, this ebook (.mobi format only) will be available solelyon JCF.org and on your local Amazon site as part of theKindleUnlimited® program. However, the paperback and audiobookeditions will be available wherever you prefer!Review:In this book, as in his other work, Campbell displays hisimmense learning, drawing evidence to support his case fromvirtually every branch of human knowledge. —The New YorkTimes Book ReviewCampbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals inAmerican life: a serious thinker who had been embraced by thepopular culture. — Newsweek