The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
One of our most universal myths is that of the Green Man—the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels,... show more
One of our most universal myths is that of the Green Man—the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels, including Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, the acclaimed editors of over thirty anthologies, have gathered some of today’s finest writers of magical fiction to interpret the spirits of nature in short stories and poetry. Folklorist and artist Charles Vess brings his stellar eye and brush to the decorations, and Windling provides an introduction exploring Green Man symbolism and forest myth. The Green Man is required reading—not only for fans of fantasy fiction but for those interested in mythology and the mysteries of the wilderness.
Publish date: April 12th 2004
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
, Short Stories
Series: Mythic Fiction (#1)
My partner has loved anthologies and short story collections for as long as I've known her. And it's because of her that I've been reading more of them myself. This one is a collection she has adored ever since she read it and I've been meaning to read it for quite a while. Well, I finally did and I...
This is the second time that I have read this book. The stories aren't bad, but overall they aren't memorable. The only story that I remembered with any clarity before re-reading this was the story by M. Shayne Bell, "The Pagodas of Cilorine", a wonderful tale about Ravel and his childhood. The s...
Oddly, my favorite story was the least green -- Emma Bull's "Joshua Tree."