Beginnings: Creation Myths of the World

Beginnings: Creation Myths of the World

Penelope Farmer


In introducing this notable anthology, Penelope Farmer defines fantasy as "a curious phenomenon altogether, tricky as leather-based, frafgile as glass. hardly ever a narrative bears logical research, can't be shattered via a blow from a pointy brain; but the very subsequent minute is entire again." She is going directly to talk about the attention-grabbing adjustments in addition to the brilliant likenesses within the ways that humans have attempted to give an explanation for their international and their studies from the very starting of time.
Penelope Farmer has accumulated over 80 tales and poems from eire, Russian, Iceland, India, critical and South the US, Australia and Borneo--to identify yet many of the international locations which are represented. The production myths are grouped below the headings Earth, Man, Flood, Fire, Death, Food Plants, and The finish and the Beginning. The temper of every topic is stuck in a robust woodcut representation by means of the celebrated artist, Antonio Frasconi, and in an illuminating brief preface.
Out of her lifelong curiosity in myths, Penelope Farmer, the proficient English author identified for her novels for children, has accumulated a desirable and strange assortment. this can be a ebook to be precious via readers from younger maturity on--to be dipped into repeatedly, at various occasions and in numerous moods, to learn aloud or to take pleasure in by myself, all through an entire life.

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