Posts Tagged: myths

PhillipBWilliams

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Phillip B. Williams

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Phillip B. Williams about his new book Thief in the Interior, form in poetry, and balancing editing work with one's own. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction

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Stories have power, and not just the big ones, the myths and legends. The narratives we spin to explain our choices to ourselves, our small personal mythologies, those have perhaps the most power of all. And, as Lee Conell reminds us in American Short Fiction’s November story, “A Guide to Sirens,” it’s dangerous when our fictions start to fall apart.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Steve Stern

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Steve Stern about his new novel The Pinch, about what it means for Jews to be "people of the book," and how fiction and history can be entwined in entertaining and challenging ways. ...more

The Myth About Badgers

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In the seventeenth century, country folk believed that the badger had legs on one side shorter than the other – the consensus was that the short legs were on the left.

The Public Domain Review looks at Pseudodoxia Epidemica, a bestiary written by author and physician Sir Thomas Browne that sought to dispel myths about unicorns, Noah’s Ark, and badgers.

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Godzilla

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Godzilla, great grey-green monster, rises up out of the ocean, makes his way toward Tokyo. Is always making his way toward Tokyo. Perpetually swimming in cold waters, bubble trail on the surface, until he nears land and comes screaming to the surface

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