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The Resource Baksheesh & Brahman : Asian journals - India, Joseph Campbell ; edited by Robin and Stephen Larsen and Antony Van Couvering

Baksheesh & Brahman : Asian journals - India, Joseph Campbell ; edited by Robin and Stephen Larsen and Antony Van Couvering

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Baksheesh & Brahman : Asian journals - India
Title
Baksheesh & Brahman
Title remainder
Asian journals - India
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Joseph Campbell ; edited by Robin and Stephen Larsen and Antony Van Couvering
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Language
eng
Summary
"Joseph Campbell was one of the foremost interpreters of myth in our time. Yet when he traveled to Asia for the first time he was nearly fifty and at the crossroads of his life and career. This journal of those transformative six months in India - along with its companion volume, Sake & Satori, detailing his time in Japan and East Asia - are as close as Campbell ever came to writing an autobiography." "After ten years' intense study of Indian art and philosophy, Joseph Campbell embarked on this long-postponed journey. Searching for the transcendent (brahman) - the exotic mystery of the India in his books - he found instead stark realities: growing nationalism, cultural and religious rivalry, poverty, the impact of foreign aid, and a prevalent culture of what he called "baksheesh," or alms. This carefully kept journal chronicles the disillusionment and revelation that would change the course of his life and studies. It is at once a diary of his adventures, a forum in which he develops his revolutionary ideas and clarifies his future pursuits, and a record of his insightful discussions of art, philosophy, and transcendent realities with Indians from every level of society." "Balancing Campbell's penetrating discussions of mythology and history are his often-amusing observations of an alien culture and his fellow Western travelers. The text is enhanced by more than sixty personal photographs, specially commissioned maps, and illustrations redrawn from Campbell's own hand. Baksheesh & Brahman illustrates Campbell's working method and grants an illuminating look at the thoughts and experiences of an incredible mind, as well as a revealing portrait of the roiling Indian subcontinent of fifty years ago."--BOOK JACKET
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1904-1987
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Campbell, Joseph
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS414.2
LC item number
.C35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Larsen, Robin
  • Larsen, Stephen
  • Van Couvering, Antony
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Collected works of Joseph Campbell
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  • India
  • India
  • Campbell, Joseph
  • Campbell, Joseph
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Baksheesh & Brahman : Asian journals - India, Joseph Campbell ; edited by Robin and Stephen Larsen and Antony Van Couvering
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-324) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 390 p.
Isbn
9781577312376
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Baksheesh & Brahman : Asian journals - India, Joseph Campbell ; edited by Robin and Stephen Larsen and Antony Van Couvering
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 390 p.
Isbn
9781577312376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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