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Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: Joseph Campbell on the Art of James Joyce

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Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: Joseph Campbell on the Art of James Joyce

Joseph Campbell, "Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: Joseph Campbell on the Art of James Joyce "
English | ISBN: 1608684172 | 2016 | 368 pages | EPUB | 980 KB

In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce’s Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy (including an obscenity trial in the United States in 1920), the novel left Campbell both intrigued and confused, as it had many others. Because he was in Paris, he was able to visit the Shakespeare & Company bookstore—the outpost of the original publisher of Ulysses, Sylvia Beach. She gave him “clues” for reading Ulysses, and that, Campbell attested, changed his career. For the next sixty years, Campbell moved through the labyrinths of Joyce’s creations—writing and lecturing on Joyce using depth psychology, comparative religion, anthropology, and art history as tools of analysis. Arranged by Joyce scholar Edmund L. Epstein,
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