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Vol. 22: Lost in Translation

I am currently deep within reading The Odyssey. Although my goal was to only publish posts when I was done reading texts, my reading of the Odyssey—and the challenges I’ve had in doing so—have lead me to some reflections about the importance of good translations. 1,627 more words

C is for Cat

The White Cat

by Madame la Comtesse d’Aulnoy

as relayed by Andrew Lang in The Blue Fairy Book (1889)

Once upon a time there was a king who had three sons, who were all so clever and brave that he began to be afraid that they would want to reign over the kingdom before he was dead. 6,216 more words

Andrew Lang

The Story of Zoulvisia

Folk tales are traditionally passed down generations through oral traditions and as such they tend to get lost in the mists of history.  Some make it into books recorded by curious scholars, others completely forgotten. 4,885 more words

Culture

New Release - ANDREW LANG'S LILAC FAIRY BOOK

Just submitted this book with 34 tales and stories to the printer for it’s proof run.

It has a truly unique collection of stories and tales with none of the usual favourites. 53 more words

Folk Tales And Folklore

'On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Children" Guest Post by J. Aleksandr Wootton

J. Aleksandr Wootton chairs the fictional Folklore Studies department at Lightfoot College, where his research focuses on post-war Faerie. He has authored Her Unwelcome Inheritance… 1,804 more words

Literature

On one wall is the biggest effing barbecue I've ever seen...

I love faerie tales.  Love, love, love them.  I like them dark and I like them sinister.  I’m a total Andrew Lang fangirl cos he took on the task of collecting ALL THE FAERIE STORIES and having them released as the Colour Fairy Books, that I’ve been collecting since I was just a wee sj (sidenote:  if you’re ever wondering what to get me for my birthday or holidays, you can’t go wrong with a Lang collection, no joke). 503 more words

Books

'On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Children" Guest Post by J. Aleksandr Wootton

J. Aleksandr Wootton chairs the fictional Folklore Studies department at Lightfoot College, where his research focuses on post-war Faerie. He has authored Her Unwelcome Inheritance… 1,804 more words

Literature