Biography Of Story A Brief History Of Hu by Nicholson Trish
An entertaining cultural history and a highly original take on the power of stories in societies past and present. Trish Nicholson brings us a unique interweaving of literature and history seen through the eyes of storytellers making a fascinating journey for general readers and students alike. From tales of the Bedouin to Homer Aesop and Valmiki and from Celtic bards and Icelandic skalds to Chaucer Rabelais Shakespeare Scott and Chekhov some of the many storytellers featured will be familiar to you; others from Africa Asia and the Pacific may be fresh discoveries. Beginning with oral tales of our foraging ancestors the emergence of writing the great migrations the age of exploration and the invention of printing through to the industrial revolution and the digital age Nicholson brings us voices from all corners of the world. Combining this extraordinary breadth with telling myths epics fables fairy tales and legends she reveals their story-power in the comedy and tragedy of human affairs. And what of Story's future..?A Biography of Story A Brief History of Humanity is our own human epic thoroughly researched and referenced and told with the imaginative flair of an accomplished storyteller. This is a book-lover's book illustrated and handsomely presented in hardback and paperback volumes designed 'to have and to hold'.