Serpent & Swan: Animal Bride Folklore & Literature
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Serpent & Swan: Animal Bride Folklore & Literature

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The Serpent and the Swan is a history and analysis of animal bride tales from antiquity to the present. The animal bride tale, the author argues, is an enduring expression of humankind's need to remain close to and a part of nature.
Boria Sax traces the idea of the animal bride through history by drawing upon legends and literary works from throughout the world. He pays par...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published January 2nd 2001 by Univ Tennessee Press (first published October 20th 1998)
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Our stories begin long before we are born, and contain more than we can ever know. I have told the story of my early years in the forthcoming book Stealing Fire: A Boyhood in the Shadow of Atomic Espionage. But when I look back, I find myself asking, "Was that really me?"

I first became interested in the literature of animals around the end of the 1980's, not terribly long after I had obtained my P...more
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