Dæmon in the Wood, Chapter One

Hide and Seek

Le bon Dieu est dans le détail

- Flaubert

Oral narrative a mnemonic art, chiefly of things unreal.

The miracle of the bees.

Clusters, not single motifs, as the basis of narrative parallelism and comparison.

The ‘text’ of oral narrative is the whole tradition, not any single tale.


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