Posts Tagged ‘Folklore’

  1. Now Available: The Museum of Shadows and Reflections in Paperback

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    April 6, 2017 by Unsettling Wonder

    Thanks to popular demand and critical acclaim, we’re delighted to announce the release of a new paperback edition of Claire …
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  2. Three Ghost Stories

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    October 31, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    In honour of All Hallows’ Eve, here are three ghost stories from the Monguor, in northwestern China. Notice how strikingly different—and yet how eerily similar!—these are to European tales on similar motifs.


  3. Short Story Collection: The Museum of Shadows and Reflections, by Claire Dean

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    October 24, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    The Museum of Shadows and Reflections

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the newest book in our mythic arts series: The …
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  4. Feathers and Feminism: An Interview with Arielle K. Harris

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    September 26, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    Our imaginations are easily caught up in new interpretations of these familiar stories, and it’s likely we’ll never stop reusing those tropes while we still retain them in our cultural memories. Join us in an interview with author Arielle K. Harris.


  5. A Guide Across Distant Seas

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    June 2, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    An interview with Aikaterini Gegisian by Defne Cizakca Part 2 of 2 Our second meeting took place in the summer. …
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  6. The Darkest Night of the Year

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    December 21, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    With the longest, darkest night of the year upon us, we wish you the joy of it. There’s a reason, I think, that so many cultures celebrate these nights—why such a cold, dark time is full of lights and laughter and merriment.


  7. Folktales: Three Monsters

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    November 15, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    It’s another grim and heartbreaking day in the world. We’ve had too many of these lately, and Friday 13 seems particularly bitter and bitterly pointless. Other, better, more eloquent writers can tell you what’s happening, and give some shape to the numb weariness that overtakes us. Today, we want to celebrate life as usual, the ordinary everyday, boring days when nothing remarkable happens and good days when something hilarious happens.


  8. A Scots Halloween

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    October 31, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    In honour of the season, here for your reading enjoyment is an eerie Scots ballad by George MacDonald.


  9. Scottish Halloween Matchmaking

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    October 24, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    All Hallows’ Eve has long cultivated folk rituals and folktales of all varieties.


  10. A Week Away

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    October 16, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    John is taking the week off. But don’t worry you can still get your weekly fix of Folklore goodness.


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We craft and tell stories because we’ve stood on the uncertain edge between the waking world and our imagination, between enchantment and fear. And we remember other stories that help us build our own stories, scraps of lumber and fragments of narrative we gather together to make stories for ourselves.

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