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Primitive Mythology by Joseph Campbell
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Nov 09, 2011

it was ok

What Joseph Campbell lacks in objectivity he makes up for in his enthusiastic endorsement of his own personal myth, his unified psychological theory of myths. He stretches his interpretations of the myths so far that they fall apart. I am left incredulous. I would like to find a more objective work on historical and comparative mythology. One with a more clear and concise writing style.

I could only manage to make it half way through the first volume before I considered his work a waste of time.

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