Ordinary Wonder Tales Ordinary Wonder Tales

Ordinary Wonder Tales

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Publisher Description

Shortlisted for the 2023 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction


A journalist and folklorist explores the truths that underlie the stories we imagine—and reveals the magic in the everyday.

“I’ve always felt that the term fairy tale doesn’t quite capture the essence of these stories,” writes Emily Urquhart. “I prefer the term wonder tale, which is Irish in origin, for its suggestion of awe coupled with narrative. In a way, this is most of our stories.” In this startlingly original essay collection, Urquhart reveals the truths that underlie our imaginings: what we see in our heads when we read, how the sight of a ghost can heal, how the entrance to the underworld can be glimpsed in an oil painting or a winter storm—or the onset of a loved one’s dementia. In essays on death and dying, pregnancy and prenatal genetics, radioactivity, chimeras, cottagers, and plague, Ordinary Wonder Tales reveals the essential truth: if you let yourself look closely, there is magic in the everyday.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Biblioasis
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
843.7
KB

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