Posts Tagged ‘Mythic Arts’

  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. On Making Stories

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    November 15, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    A Guest Post by Claire Dean This morning, the first frost of winter limned the fallen leaves, and as my …
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  3. Praise for ‘The Museum of Shadows and Reflections’

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    November 5, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    The Museum of Shadows and Reflections

    Professor Ailsa Cox just finished reading Claire Dean’s new mythic arts short story collection. Here’s what she had to say about it.


  4. 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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  5. Mid-Autumn Folktale: Moon, Rabbit, and Fox

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    October 9, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    The Mid-autumn festival in China venerates 嫦娥 (Cháng’é), the moon goddess. Like the rituals in last week’s post, the folktales about her reflect the season’s liminality and uncertainties, as she moves from mortality to immortality, from living on earth to living on the moon.


  6. Mid-autumn festivals

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    October 5, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    Autumn is a liminal season, and so we turn to festivals that celebrate limninal spaces: summer and winter, birth and death, wandering and belonging, time past and time future, heaven and hell.


  7. Two Folktales

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    September 27, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been pondering here about stories that speak from wounded, devastated earth—that come out of a place of suffering together with the world we inhabit.


  8. Earth Friendly?

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    September 12, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    “The world is made of dirt. A rock doesn’t have feelings.” The flaccid man in the documentary glared out of …
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  9. The Light-Giving Tree

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    September 5, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    As I was working on research for something else entirely, I stumbled upon a collection of Monguor folktales, collected from …
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  10. Sister Fox at Myth & Moor

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    October 2, 2013 by Unsettling Wonder

    If you like poetry and foxes and Jane Yolen, then you’ll love this. Over at her blog Myth & Moor, …
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Unsettling Wonder

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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