Romance of the Grail by Joseph Campbell audiobook

Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth

By Joseph Campbell
Edited by Evans Lansing Smith
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Brilliance Audio 9781608683246

The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781543662696

  • ISBN: 9781543662696

Runtime: 9.09 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The first collection of Joseph Campbell’s writings and lectures on the Arthurian romances of the Middle Ages, a central focus of his celebrated scholarship, edited and introduced by Arthurian scholar Evans Lansing Smith, PhD, the chair of Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Throughout his life, Joseph Campbell was deeply engaged in the study of the Grail Quests and Arthurian legends of the European Middle Ages. In this new volume of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, editor Evans Lansing Smith collects Campbell’s writings and lectures on Arthurian legends, including his never-before-published master’s thesis on Arthurian myth, “A Study of the Dolorous Stroke.” Campbell’s writing captures the incredible stories of such figures as Merlin, Gawain, and Guinevere as well as the larger patterns and meanings revealed in these myths. Merlin’s death and Arthur receiving Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake, for example, are not just vibrant stories but also central to the mythologist’s thinking.

The Arthurian myths opened the world of comparative mythology to Campbell, turning his attention to the Near and Far Eastern roots of myth. Calling the Arthurian romances the world’s first “secular mythology,” Campbell found metaphors in them for human stages of growth, development, and psychology. The myths exemplify the kind of love Campbell called amor, in which individuals become more fully themselves through connection. Campbell’s infectious delight in his discoveries makes this volume essential for anyone intrigued by the stories we tell—and the stories behind them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Concise essential readings on Arthurian mythology…Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Well-rounded and concise essential readings on Arthurian mythology by one of America’s leading mythologists and incredible storytellers. Highly recommended for readers interested in Campbell, mythology, or Arthurian studies.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Joseph Campbell

Author Bio: Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, gifted storyteller, avid scholar, and a foremost interpreter of myth. Among the many books he wrote and edited, he is best known for The Hero with a Thousand Faces, his four-volume The Masks of God, and his magnum opus, Historical Atlas of World Mythology. In 1988, a series of television interviews with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth, introduced his views to millions of people.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English