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Why did Joseph Campbell ignore Tolkien?

Anubis

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i know what your talking about

no idea but we talked about the connections in my religion class last semester

that whole Hero thing hits LOTRs on the head

o come on someone here other then me and Glen has to be older then 12
 

glen

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WTF???
Who on earth has not heard of these guys?
Where did you go to school?
 

Anubis

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Originally posted by: glen
WTF???
Who on earth has not heard of these guys?
Where did you go to school?
dude they are 12

what do you expect?
 

glen

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Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: glen
WTF???
Who on earth has not heard of these guys?
Where did you go to school?
dude they are 12

what do you expect?
Well the great thing about nerds is they know their stuff.
So, this being the uber-nerd forum, I expected lots of adolescents running around with their swords out.
Jason, from FoxTrot, surely wonders the same thing, "Why did Joseph Campbell ignore Tolkien?"
 

hdeck

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Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: glen
WTF???
Who on earth has not heard of these guys?
Where did you go to school?
dude they are 12

what do you expect?
because if you don't pay attention to fantasy writers, you have to be 12
 

Hayabusa Rider

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Mythos books ( believe) published his stuff in '49 and his works were from the 40s. LOTR was published in 1954

Gah, I hate when I screw up
 
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Anubis

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Campbell is not a fantasy writer, he did incredible stuff with the Hero myth, he was consulted for Star wars, and there is a definite connection to be made with LOTRs

hell there are connections EVERYWHERE in life
 

glen

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Originally posted by: WinstonSmith
Mythos books ( believe) published his stuff in '49 and his works were from the 40s. LOTR was published in 1954

Gah, I hate when I screw up

I think you are onto something.
Most of Campbell's books were written too early to include Tolkien.
Were he to write today, Tolkien would be impossible to ignore.
 

Anubis

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Originally posted by: glen
Originally posted by: WinstonSmith
Mythos books ( believe) published his stuff in '49 and his works were from the 40s. LOTR was published in 1954

Gah, I hate when I screw up

I think you are onto something.
Most of Campbell's books were written too early to include Tolkien.
Were he to write today, Tolkien would be impossible to ignore.
he also did alot of work after his stuff was published. IE starwars, im supprised he didnt say anything about tolkiens work
 

glen

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Originally posted by: hdeck
Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: glen
WTF???
Who on earth has not heard of these guys?
Where did you go to school?
dude they are 12

what do you expect?
because if you don't pay attention to fantasy writers, you have to be 12
If you are 12 and don't know who Joseph Campbell is, it is ok.
If you are 12 and don't know who Tolkien is, it is not ok.
If you have been to college and still do not know who Joseph Campbell is, get a tuition refund.


 

Feldenak

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Originally posted by: glen
Originally posted by: hdeck
Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: glen
WTF???
Who on earth has not heard of these guys?
Where did you go to school?
dude they are 12

what do you expect?
because if you don't pay attention to fantasy writers, you have to be 12
If you are 12 and don't know who Joseph Campbell is, it is ok.
If you are 12 and don't know who Tolkien is, it is not ok.
If you have been to college and still do not know who Joseph Campbell is, get a tuition refund.
I guess I need a refund. :(
 

dabuddha

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Originally posted by: glen
Originally posted by: hdeck
Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: glen
WTF???
Who on earth has not heard of these guys?
Where did you go to school?
dude they are 12

what do you expect?
because if you don't pay attention to fantasy writers, you have to be 12
If you are 12 and don't know who Joseph Campbell is, it is ok.
If you are 12 and don't know who Tolkien is, it is not ok.
If you have been to college and still do not know who Joseph Campbell is, get a tuition refund.
 

Konigin

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The Hero myth cycle was cool, we did used that for a analysis of Star Wars in my film class. It can be applied to practicaly anything, Tolkien would work.
 

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