Tagged with myth

On a Writer’s Beginnings…

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up out of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them — with the … Continue reading

On a Short History of Myth…

“The experience of reading a novel has certain qualities similar to mythology. It can be seen as a form of mediation. Readers have to live with a novel for days or even weeks. It projects them into another world, parallel to but apart from their ordinary lives. They know perfectly well that this fictional realm … Continue reading

The British Library Discovers A Unicorn Cookbook?

The British Library Discovers A Unicorn Cookbook?

On Sunday morning, coincidentally the first day in April, I came across this extraordinary news while scanning my inbox! The British Library had recently discovered a rare medieval cookbook in their holdings that had apparently been lost to the ages. Proclaiming that the book contains recipes for blackbirds, hedgehogs and even unicorns, the article went … Continue reading