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The Raven read by Neil Gaiman.

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Raven read by Neil Gaiman.

It’s nearly Christmas, so how about hearing The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, as read by fantasy author Neil Gaiman? Neil even lit a whole lot of candles and put on a coat worn by one of the dead brothers from the Stardust movie. Now, that’s class. For those who don’t know the work, The Raven is a narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe. This supernatural poem tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore.

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Fantasy author Neil Gaiman: on how stories last across the ages.

June 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fantasy author Neil Gaiman: on how stories last across the ages.

“Do stories grow? Pretty obviously – anybody who has ever heard a joke being passed on from one person to another knows that they can grow, they can change. Can stories reproduce? Well, yes. Not spontaneously, obviously – they tend to need people as vectors. We are the media in which they reproduce; we are their petri dishes… Stories grow, sometimes they shrink. And they reproduce – they inspire other stories. And, of course, if they do not change, stories die.” “Pictures, I think, may have been a way of transmitting stories. The drawings on cave walls that we assume are acts of worship or of sympathetic magic, intended to […]

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