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THE ECSTASY OF BEING

Mythology and Dance

Many know Joseph Campbell as the charming, erudite, best-professor-you-ever-had figure chatting with Bill Moyers in the 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.”

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“Campbell has become one of the rarest intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker embraced by popular culture.”
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Author: Joseph Campbell
Product Code: 83366
ISBN: 978-1-60868-366-6
Pages: 256
Package: 1 Hardback
Size: 5.50 X 8.50
Your Price : $20
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