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

CDN Retail:$27.00
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 brings together seven of Campbell's previously uncollected articles on dance, along with "Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual Arts," the treatise that he was working on when he died, published here for the first time.

In this new collection Campbell explores the rise of modern art and dance in the twentieth century; delves into the work and philosophy of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and others; and, as always, probes the idea of art as "the funnel through which spirit is poured into life." This book offers the reader an accessible, yet profound and provocative, insight into Campbell's lifelong fascination with the relationship of myth to aesthetic form and human psychology.