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text 2017-02-20 12:21
Reading progress update: I've read 277 out of 352 pages.
A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literatures - Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson

A remarkable "keen" for a murdered husband; the kind of story that would make for a great ballad.

 

Only the "Religion" section remains.

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review 2017-01-16 13:59
What is the Truth? Ted Hughes
What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for... What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted. Hughes A bunch of people speak (in verse) to God and his son about animals. These people (all rural folk) are asleep at the time and so probably don't remember the experience upon waking. None of these folk, however, manage to speak the fundamental Truth about the animals that God wants his son to learn - so he has to explain it himself in the end. Those villagers might not have known, but various others from different cultures around the world seem aware of it! The poems here, being aimed at children, are not difficult but they do as a whole show the hallmarks of their author and I think the book might be a good way to enthuse kids about modern poetry.
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text 2017-01-12 18:42
Reading progress update: I've read 66 out of 128 pages.
What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for... What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted. Hughes

Lots of views on lots of animals, but I still don't have any clue What is the Truth!

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text 2017-01-09 09:22
Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 128 pages.
What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for... What Is the Truth?: A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted. Hughes

God takes his son to visit Earth in order to explain What is the Truth? The story links a long series of animal poems aimed at young readers. It's not clear what the philosophical point is, yet.

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text 2016-12-29 10:08
Reading progress update: I've read 208 out of 352 pages.
A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literatures - Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson

Weird that some of the laws are included under "humour and satire"; if they seem amusing now it's only in the same way that parts of Leviticus might seem humorous to modern (secular) ears.

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