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On Oral Tradition…

“For most of human history, ‘literature,’ both fiction and poetry, has been narrated, not written — heard, not read. So fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labor created our world.” – Angela … Continue reading

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches

This book sucked me in (pun intended) from the first chapter when Diana, a contemporary scholar of alchemy, fights against her instincts as a witch when she comes face to face with a spellbound manuscript in the Bodleian Library, and had me riveted for nearly every page afterwards. There are a few themes that helped embed … Continue reading