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The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension

By Joseph Campbell

In these essays – contemporary with his years at Sarah Lawrence and with his legendary Cooper Union lectures – Campbell explores the origins of myth, from the Grimms’ fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how the myths and experiences change over time.

Included is the famed essay “Mythogenesis,” which traces the rise and decline of a Native American legend.

Review:

In this book, as in his other work, Campbell displays his immense learning, drawing evidence to support his case from virtually every branch of human knowledge. —The New York Times Book Review

Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker who had been embraced by the popular culture. — Newsweek

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The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension
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The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension
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HarperPerennial, New York, NY
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Volo Dell'anitra Selvatica, Il: Esplorazioni Nella Dimensione Del Mito
Italian | Italiano edition (January 1, 1995)
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore SPA, Milano, Italy
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Der Flug der Wildgans: Mythologische Streifzüge
German | Deutsch edition (January 1, 1994)
Hans-Ulrich Mohring, München / Zürich
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Vlucht van de wilde gans, De
Dutch | Nederlands edition (January 1, 1992)
De Haan, Zurich, Switzerland
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Der Flug der Wildgans: Mythologische Streifzüge
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Sphinx-Medien-Verlag, Basel, Switzerland
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The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension
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Regnery Gateway: A Gateway Edition, Chicago, Illinois / South Bend, Indiana
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O Voo Do Passaro Selvagem: Ensaios Sobre A Universalidade Dos Mitos
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Editora Rosa Dos Tempos, Brazil
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