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The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
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Oct 31, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: philosophy

This is an important book that I will hold onto and attempt to reread in the future when I may have more knowledge under my belt regarding history, philosophy, and mythology. I think that solid knowledge in these areas is important as an anchor of understanding when reading a book with such broad scope or transcendental type thinking. As much as I respect Joseph Campbell, he did not effectively anchor together the information and present it in a way that will stick with me. I felt like I was seeing the tip of the iceberg, but not fully seeing the meaning, depth, and connections of the mythological and folklore examples.
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Reading Progress

October 31, 2009 – Shelved
November 14, 2009 –
page 101
February 7, 2010 –
page 167
February 7, 2010 –
page 168
February 20, 2010 –
page 219
February 20, 2010 –
page 219
May 31, 2010 –
page 289
June 6, 2010 –
page 299
Started Reading
June 13, 2010 – Finished Reading

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