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Bookshelf: Hamlet’s Mill

I’ve just finished re-reading Hamlet’s Mill, for the fourth time.  That makes it the third-most-reread book in my library, I think, and the most-reread work of scholarly nonfiction. Hamlet’s Mill is about mythology.  The authors argue that myth, and its … Continue reading

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Science fiction, when it is good

“Science fiction, when it is good, is a wholly valid attempt at restoring a mythical element, with its adventures and tragedies, its meditations on man’s errors and man’s fate.  For true tragedy is an essential component or outcome of myth.” … Continue reading

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