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Reply To: Help please! Need sources for these quotes


Rather than starting a new thread and to keep everything on the same subject of missing Sources for Joseph Campbell Quotes, I am posting my query here.

Years ago, I read in print somewhere a Joseph Campbell quote that I can only paraphrase today. It was something like “If we are interested in creating an American Mythos, we need to begin in Detroit” or something to the effect of mythologizing Detroit to create an American Mythos.

Despite all the failures of that earthly city, I can grasp why such a statement wouldn’t be out of character for someone like Joseph Campbell. And as someone who grew up in the city and who has been working on a poem regarding the city and its people, I would love to nail down the quote as an actual quote and not the vague paraphrase I have now.