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    • Mythic Worlds, Modern Words

    • Joseph Campbell on the Art of James Joyce
    • By: Joseph Campbell, Edmund L. Epstein - editor and foreword
    • Narrated by: Braden Wright
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce’s Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy (including an obscenity trial in the United States in 1920), the novel left Campbell both intrigued and confused, as it had many others. Because he was in Paris, he was able to visit the Shakespeare & Company bookstore - the outpost of the original publisher of Ulysses, Sylvia Beach. She gave him “clues” for reading Ulysses, and that, Campbell attested, changed his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The brilliance of Joyce and Campbell combined

    • By Diana_loves_audiobooks on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Gossip

    • The Untrivial Pursuit
    • By: Joseph Epstein
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    To his successful examinations of some of the most powerful forces in modern life - envy, ambition, snobbery, friendship - the keen observer and critic Joseph Epstein now adds Gossip. No trivial matter, despite its reputation, gossip, he argues, is an eternal and necessary human enterprise. Proving that he himself is a master of the art, Epstein serves up delightful mini-biographies of the Great Gossips of the Western World along with many choice bits from his own experience. He also makes a powerful case that gossip has morphed into a corrosive new-school version.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful and Amusing

    • By Haven on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $20.72