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📒The Hero With A Thousand Faces ✍ Joseph Campbell
✏The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Summary : Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.
📒The Hero S Journey ✍ Joseph Campbell
✏The Hero s Journey Book Summary : Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."
📒The Monster With A Thousand Faces ✍ Brian J. Frost
✏The Monster with a Thousand Faces Book Summary : Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert E. Howard's Conan the Conqueror to the malevolent fetus in Eddy C. Bertin's “Something Small, Something Hungry.” Nostalgia buffs will enjoy a discussion of the vampire yarns in the pulp magazines of the interwar years, while fans of contemporary vampire fiction will also be sated.
📒Playing Harry Potter ✍ Lisa S. Brenner
✏Playing Harry Potter Book Summary : Through classroom activities, wizard rock concerts, and organizations like the Harry Potter Alliance, Harry Potter fans are using creativity to positively impact the world. This collection of essays and interviews examines how playful fandom--from fanfiction to Muggle quidditch, cosplay, role-playing games, and even Harry Potter burlesque--not only reimagines the canon but also challenges consumerism, questions notions of identity, and fosters participatory culture. The contributors explore issues applicable to fan studies and performance studies at large, such as the role of performance, the nature of community, and questions of representation and ownership in the digital age. Presented in three parts, the essays discuss discrepancies between sanctioned versions of Harry Potter and fan creations, the reenactment and reinterpretation of the original narrative in fan performance, and collaborative and participatory performances that break down the boundaries between actors and audiences.
📒Kennedy S Blues ✍ Guido van Rijn
✏Kennedy s Blues Book Summary : Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents. After eight years of Republican rule the young Democratic president received a warm welcome from African Americans. However, with the Cold War military draft and the slow pace of civil rights measures, inspiration temporarily gave way to impatience. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, the groundbreaking civil rights bill--all found their way into blues and gospel songs. The many blues numbers devoted to the assassination and the president's legacy are evidence of JFK's near-canonization by African Americans. Blues historian Guido van Rijn shows that John F. Kennedy became a mythical hero to blues songwriters despite what was left unaccomplished. Guido van Rijn is teacher of English at Kennemer Lyceum in Overveen, the Netherlands. His previous books include The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960.
📒Mythic Imagination ✍ Joseph Campbell
✏Mythic Imagination Book Summary : A selection of definitive short fiction by the influential teacher of mythology offers insight into the role of the Depression and other historical periods on his creative life, his evocative applications of symbolism, and the early literary achievementsthat shaped his subsequent writings.
📒The Hero Forge ✍ Andy Fisher
✏The Hero Forge Book Summary : Part philosophy, part practical handbook, 'The Hero Forge' is designed to empower those who want to make a difference in the world. Andy Fisher guides you, chapter by chapter, through the tools, attributes and skills needed to be of service, at a time when we are more in need of heroes than ever before. You do not need a cape, a mask or any superpower to become an 'everyday hero', just a growth mindset and the desire to be part of something bigger than yourself. Heroes are not born, they are forged and this is your call to adventure. Will you shy away or embrace the challenge?
📒Goddesses ✍ Joseph Campbell
✏Goddesses Book Summary : "Previously uncollected lectures and writings that trace the evolution of the Goddess, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance, and interpret classical motifs. Offers insight into self-actualization for women. Edited and introduced by the executive director of the Opus Archives and Research Center"--Provided by publisher.
📒The Mythic Image ✍ Joseph Campbell
✏The Mythic Image Book Summary : Mythic themes over five millennia support the idea that since dreams and myths originate in an inner world unknown to consciousness, dreams provide a direct and fruitful approach to mythology
📒Mythic Worlds Modern Words ✍ Joseph Campbell
✏Mythic Worlds Modern Words Book Summary : Joseph Campbell's groundbreaking 1927 meditations on James Joyce's Ulysses are published for the first time, revealing fascinating secrets that will delight both Campbell and Joyce fans, including writings, lectures, and other commentaries on Joyce.