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The Myths by Karen Armstrong
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Dec 23, 2011

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bookshelves: dragons, feministy, historical-fiction, religiony, poetry, short-stories, writing-on-writing, classics
Read from December 18 to 23, 2011 — I own a copy

Philip Pullman's "A word or two about myths" evidenced his usual love for storytelling. And a nice little anti-formalist/anti-structuralist stab at those who would simplify all stories into basic types. Dream Angus was my favorite. The Weight was good and Atwood's Penelope story a disappointment. Armstrong had a Pullman-esque reverence for imagination but was less tolerable in her longwinded expression of it.

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