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The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil

The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil
  

Drawing on both Eastern and Western literature, this is an anthology of stories linked by the theme of conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights , this theme unfolds in stories from early Hinduism, Irish paganism, the Arthurian cycle and othe... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780691187525
Published 5 June 2018
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Zimmer, Heinrich Robert
Edited by Campbell, Joseph
Series Works by Heinrich Zimmer
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ISBN-13 9780691187525
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 5 June 2018
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Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Zimmer, Heinrich Robert
Edited by Campbell, Joseph
Series Works by Heinrich Zimmer
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Fiction
Myth & Legend
Religion & Beliefs
Social Sciences
Number of Pages Not specified
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Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 398.042
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Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This handsome volume of essays . . . is the yield of what can be called an Indologist's holiday. . . . Expertly edited by Joseph Campbell, these essays rest upon Zimmer's belief--a belief which he shares with Jung and others--that the spiritual heritage of archaic man still survives in "the deeper unconscious layers of our soul.'

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Author's Bio

The noted Indologist Heinrich Zimmer, born in Germany in 1890, came to the United States in 1940, at the height of his career, and was lecturing at Columbia University when he died in 1943. His other works in the Bollingen series include Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization and Philosophies of India.

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