Reading Notes: The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall

Story’s role in human life extends far beyond conventional novels or films. Story, and a variety of storylike activities, dominates human life. Storytelling is a fundamental drive. It’s a skill that humans have developed to survive. That’s Jonathan Gottschall’s position in The Storytelling Animal. Gottschall is an evolutionary biologist who asks a simple but important […]

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What Cinderella taught me about story bones

While on vacation in Wales this summer, I bought a beautiful used copy of Cinderella. It’s a hardcover book that used to belong to a library. On the endpaper, there are traces of due date stamps dating back to 1975. The book’s older than I am! This version was written in 1919 by CS Evans, […]

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How I ended up fairy (tale) hunting in Wales

Summer vacation has come to its end here and everywhere I go, the conversations start with sharing stories of what we did and where we went. We went to the UK, a week in East Sussex and two weeks in Wales. It was blissful. I’m trying to retain the spirit of being more in the […]

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