Enjoy seven never-before-collected stories from the master of myth and story himself
he was the engaging professor who brought mythology into people’s
living rooms through his conversations with Bill Moyers, before he
became known as the thinker whose ideas influenced Star Wars,
and before his now-beloved phrase “follow your bliss” entered the
popular lexicon, Joseph Campbell was a young man who tried his hand at
writing fiction. At the age of twenty-nine, after years of
Depression-era unemployment, when he lived off money he had earned
playing saxophone in a jazz combo and read the world’s great literature
in a syllabus of his own design, Campbell published his first short
story. That tale, included in this collection, remained the famed
mythologist’s only published piece of fiction, until now.
In these stories, readers will find rich mythological symbolism...