Joseph Campbell Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 21 pages of information about the life of Joseph Campbell.
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Born March 26, 1904 in New York. "We had a stable with a cow and a horse out in Westchester.... My father, Charles W. Campbell, was in the hosiery business, importing and wholesale. My career as a mythologist began almost immediately, with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Madison Square Garden. He came for two or three years, then he died and the group that replaced him was called the 101 Ranch. One of the Indians in the sideshow was Irontail, whose head had just appeared on the Indian-head nickel. He'd sit in profile to the people who filed by as they took their nickels out of their pockets, looked, bowed their heads and went on."1

From early on Indians held a special fascination for Campbell. "My brother was one year younger. One day my grandmother was wheeling the baby carriage with my sister in it down Riverside Drive--I guess I...

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