About the Authors
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, gifted storyteller, avid scholar, and a foremost interpreter of myth. Among the many books he wrote and edited, he is best known for The Hero with a Thousand Faces, his four-volume The Masks of God, and his magnum opus, Historical Atlas of World Mythology. In 1988, a series of television interviews with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth, introduced his views to millions of people.
Moyers was a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a
senior White House assistant (and press secretary) to President Lyndon Johnson
from 1963 until 1967, the publisher of Newsday,
a senior news analyst for CBS News, and the producer of groundbreaking series
for public television. He is the winner of more than thirty Emmy awards and
nine Peabody awards. Among his bestselling books are Listening to America, A World
of Ideas, The Power of Myth (with
Joseph Campbell), and Moyers on America.
He lives in New York City.