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Ecstasy of Being (Cloth) (November 2017)
Mythology and Dance
 

CDN Retail: $33.50
Product Code: 9781608683666
Author: Campbell, Joseph & Allison, Nancy
Vendor: New World Library
  

 

Many people know Joseph Campbell as the charming, erudite, best professor-you-ever-had, figure chatting with Bill Moyers in The Power of Myth series. But Campbell's posthumously published Collected Works (500,000 copies sold) reveal a perhaps unsuspected range of interests and knowledge.

The Ecstasy of Being is a prime example. Modern dance was the profession of Campbell's wife, Jean Erdman, and the project the pair collaborated on when Campbell retired from teaching and they formed their Theater of the Open Eye in New York City.

In these writings Campbell explores the rise of modern art and dance in the twentieth century; delves into the work and philosophy of Isadora Duncan; and, as ever, probes the idea of art "as the funnel through which spirit is poured into life."