Storytelling within the family provides quality time; creating bonds, increasing listening skills, and fostering communication. Some are haunting, others disturbing, some are raunchy, and others romantic, quite a few are funny. But if you can't laugh at fart jokes, you will not enjoy this book, and you may eventually find that you are in no way equipped to be an anthropologist. Angela Carter 1940-1992 was widely known for her novels, short stories, and journalism. An interesting collection of tales - they are well-written and the variety is interesting. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long vanished culture. I'm descended from two other authors named Royall Tyler, both listed on Goodreads and Amazon.
Gyōgi and Baramon 33 25. The Dancing Mountain 134 94. This would be a really nice collection to get in hardcover and to read small groups of stories at a time. The tales range from very short to 2 pages long and by very short I mean a paragraph or two and they kind of run into each other the way they're presented. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world.
It's a good book for scholarly research, perhaps, although some of the stories contain versions that are different than what I've seen elsewhere this books brings milder, more politically correct versions. In the Nick of Time 233 166. A Fortune from a Wisp of Straw 246 175. The rest are pulled from miscellaeneous source materials, pieces of anthologies, and letters. I was surprised, though, that among the 200, I only recognized one the old woman who rescues the sparrow. The Little Spider 9 7.
It really is a nice mix, but you really don't learn about the main Shinto Gods here and the creation story is not included. Which kind of angers me. You'll find emperors, monks, princesses, foxes and snakes, all kinds of demons, warriors and gods. Little White Hairs 286 196. The Giant Oak 3 2.
But it is also a story about people trying to understand each other and the times they live in, people trying to see through illusions to confront the truth of who they are. It's a very dry read which I know, a lot of history and culture books tend to be dry but they're mostly palatable at least which this wasn't. She is confused by his fascination with the creatures of the wood, and especially the foxes that she knows in her heart are harbingers of danger. We understand the adoption process and are knowledgeable about the literature. Two Buckets of Marital Bliss 27 21.
First, Tyler provides a helpful pronunciation guide that gives less familiar readers an understanding of how names are pronounced within the texts. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Salt Fish and Doctored Wine 10 9. The tales range from those concerning the laity to the esoteric. He wakes up and meets her at the appointed place and time and she is there, waiting. I have used this in my Japanese club to read at our events. The introduction detailing the Japanese history and culture that these folk tales came from was well-written and informative.
He assures her he won't. Very Kind of Him, No Doubt 38 29. A historically accurate fantasy, it gives us a glimpse into, and an understanding of, the history that shaped the people of one of our world's greatest nations. She comes to love him and will do anything to become a human woman to be with him. Better Late Than Early 16 12.
It is a worthy and welcome addition to the literature of our native peoples. What the Storm Washed In 132 92. Not Really a Tree at All 303 209. I liked these stories so much, I wish I had gotten them in a different form. They are broken down into sections by subject matter e. An Old God Renewed 40 31.