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Except for the beast fables, which are anciently derived from the world's multi-racial heritage, American Negro humor is rooted in ...
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
Two myths must be shattered: that of the evil stepparent . . . and the myth of instant love, which places unrealistic demands on a ...
Although the same exemplary figures are found in both and equally miraculous events occur in both, there is a crucial difference i ...
this one whom habit of memory propels to the ground of his making,
sleeper only the mortal sounds can sing awake,
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after making love, quiet, touching along the length of our bodies,
familiar touch of the long-married,
The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, "as a dream doth flatter." It heroe ...
The myth of Demeter and Persephone, then, illustrates the power of the Greek religion as a religion of pure ideas--of conceptions, ...
Suddenly, she wasn't drunk anymore. Her hand was steady and she was cool. Like somebody making funeral arrangements for a murder n ...
Look on beauty,
And you shall see 'tis purchased by the weight,
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