A collection of essays, stories and reminiscences, many of which were first published in the US magazine "Parabola". The essays are often reflections on the themes of myth and folklore: The Heroic Quest, The Black Sheep, The Foolish Young Son, drawing on a lifelong immersion in world mythology. Ranging from Hindu creation stories through Celtic legend and the "Dreamtime" of the Australian Aborigines to Central European tales of wicked fairies and miller's daughters, the author sets out her faith in the poetic truth of these fables. Interspersed are memories of her Australian childhood, of the friendships she formed as a young woman in Ireland with AE and Yeats and of her stay on an American Indian reservation where she was driven about by a surly cowboy.
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Born in 1899, P. L. Travers is perhaps best known as the author of the Mary Poppins books, but she also wrote extensively on myth and story. She served as a consulting editor for Parabola Magazine from its inception until her death in 1996.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140194665
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1994. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Most of these essays by a respected authority on myths and folklore (the creator of Mary Poppins) originally appeared in Parabola. Here is one woman's quest, unceasing, to live a life in which "there is nothing to expect, nothing to be gained, nobody to blame; only a purpose to be served". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140194665