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From The Guide: Mythology

Sirens may be the new vampires. In the spring 2012 Guide issue, there are no fewer than five books about sirens (and another four about mermaids). In any event, Greek mythology seems to be having its own resurgence, hot on the wingéd heels of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books. The following titles, all recommended by […]

Disney Revisited, Or, Jiminy Cricket, It’s Musty Down Here!

I call him to account for his debasement of the traditional literature of childhood, in films and in the books he publishes: He shows scant respect for the integrity of the original creations of  authors, manipulating and vulgarizing everything for his own ends. His treatment of folklore is without regard for its anthropological, spiritual, or psychological truths. Every […]