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#1 Sep-01-2014 08:10:pm

sschkaak
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FAKELORE

I have always loved this essay by Eliot A. Singer.  It deals with an issue found in many of the books reviewed here.  I especially like the quotation from Charles Dickens:

"It is a matter of grave importance that Fairy tales should be respected.... Whosoever alters them to suit his own opinions, whatever they are, is guilty, to our thinking, of an act of presumption, and appropriates to himself what does not belong to him."

Charles Dickens, "Frauds on Fairies" (1853)

https://www.msu.edu/user/singere/fakelore.html

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#2 Sep-02-2014 07:08:am

tree hugger
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Re: FAKELORE

Thank you.

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#3 Sep-03-2014 01:40:am

Suckachsinheet
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Re: FAKELORE

That was good. It was aimed at children's picture books especially, but it made me reconsider how I gather and retell my stories.


It's in the blood; I can't let go. - Robbie Robertson

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