Friday, August 7, 2009 By: Suzanne

Friday 56: Campbell

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


This week the closest book to me is The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. For those of you who are not familiar with Campbell's work, his books discuss the different mythologies of the world in a way that relates to each other. He find the common themes among them and shows how they are more similar than different. That is a very concise explanation of his very broad work. Also, this book was the one that many of the themes from Star Wars were based upon. I was reading some passages to a friend the other who is not familiar with the book and it has stayed out.

This particular line comes the section on Departure-The Call to Adventure

But these only served to advance the inevitable; for while still relatively young, the youth exhausted for himself the fields of fleshly joy and became ripe for the other experience.


Missy said...


Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Hi - found you through missy. That's great. We have several campbell books my brother gave us, but have yet to read them. Will have to start. Decided to play along.

My post is here

Becca said...

Mine's here.

gaby317 said...

Sounds good!

Here's mine from Hunger Games -

onangelwings said...

The book I am reading has been dragging but here it goes

purplg8r said...

Here is my Friday 56

elnice said...

This was fun, but hey the music stopped. Anyways here's mine, hope I did it right

Shannansbooks said...

Here is mine :

Tonya said...

Elnice - I tried to comment at your site but it wouldn't let me for some reason. Been having problems with blogspot today but I was able to make comments at others. Not sure what the issue is.