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Jack of Fables, Vol. 3 by Bill Willingham
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Mar 17, 2010

really liked it
Read in March, 2010

What I wrote about Volume 2 continues to be true for Volume 3. Now we're introduced to The Literals and learn more hints about the origins of Revise and The Pathetic Fallacy. (Note: The word 'pathetic' in this use is related to 'empathy' and is not pejorative. The term was coined by the critic John Ruskin (1819–1900) in his 1856 work Modern Painters , in which he wrote that the aim of the pathetic fallacy was “to signify any description of inanimate natural objects that ascribes to them human capabilities, sensations, and emotions." Many argue that PF should be scrupulously avoided in science, but it definitely has a home in prose, poetry, storytelling, etc.)

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