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Smoke Hole: Looking to the Wild in the Time of the Spyglass (edició 2021)

de Martin Shaw (Autor)

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"With potent, lyrical language and a profound knowledge of storytelling, Shaw encourages and illuminates the mythic in our own lives. He is a modern-day bard." - Madeline Miller, author of Circe and The Song of Achilles At a time when we are all confronted by not one, but many crossroads in our modern lives--identity, technology, trust, politics, and a global pandemic--celebrated mythologist and wilderness guide Martin Shaw delivers Smoke Hole: three metaphors to help us understand our world, one that is assailed by the seductive promises of social media and shadowed by a health crisis that has brought loneliness and isolation to an all-time high.  Smoke Hole is a passionate call to arms and an invitation to use these stories to face the complexities of contemporary life, from fake news, parenthood, climate crises, addictive technology and more. Shaw urges us to reclaim our imagination and untangle ourselves from modern menace, letting these tales be our guide.  More Praise: "I can still remember the first time I heard Martin Shaw tell a story. The tale that emerged was like a living thing, bounding around, throwing itself at us there listening. I had never heard anything like it before." - Paul Kingsnorth, Booker shortlisted author of The Wake "Martin Shaw's work is so very beautiful. A new animal. His love of images is deep and contagious." - Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi "Through feral tales and poetic exegesis, Martin Shaw makes you re-see the world, as a place of adventure, and of initiation, as perfect home, and as perfectly other. What a gift." - David Keenan, author of Xstabeth "Shaw has so much wisdom and knowledge about the old stories, it emanates from his pores." - John Densmore, The Doors… (més)
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Títol:Smoke Hole: Looking to the Wild in the Time of the Spyglass
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Like many authors, Shaw wrote a short book during the pandemic. In it, he shares three folktales that he finds appropriate for our time: the Handless Maiden, the Bewitched Princess, and the Spyglass.

Unlike many mythologists these days, Shaw doesn't speak to the provenance of these stories (I don't think he regularly does).

The stories are poignant and haunting in the way of a good fairytale. I recently watched the first three episodes of the Star Wars saga since I first saw them in theaters, and there are many parallels (although less redemption in the films than these stories). In there own way, each of these three stories are misogynistic. There are also so many memorable images; it seems these images hold deeper wisdom within them, but in many cases, I'm not sure what it is.

To say more about misogyny: all three of these tales begin with a male protagonist (the Handless Maiden then switching to the story of the maiden, to then loop around to her husband). You could say that the antagonist in each of these tales is female (depending on how you hold the polarity of that term).

I'm also reading Maria Pinkola Estés' "Women Who Run With Wolves" at this time. This is a book about the capacities women can develop, and the myths that serve as a north story on this journey. The Handless Maiden, in particular, holds echoes of the boundless sacrifices women bear in our culture. In the Bewitched Princess and the Spyglass, the women are in the thrall of a dark masculine energy that is subsequently dispelled by our male protagonists. We all have both masculine and feminine energy within us, so maybe this is too banal a reading of the forces within these stories.

Is there something more to these stories than gender stereotypes? Absolutely. But my attention has focused on this for the time being. ( )
  willszal | Jul 29, 2021 |
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"With potent, lyrical language and a profound knowledge of storytelling, Shaw encourages and illuminates the mythic in our own lives. He is a modern-day bard." - Madeline Miller, author of Circe and The Song of Achilles At a time when we are all confronted by not one, but many crossroads in our modern lives--identity, technology, trust, politics, and a global pandemic--celebrated mythologist and wilderness guide Martin Shaw delivers Smoke Hole: three metaphors to help us understand our world, one that is assailed by the seductive promises of social media and shadowed by a health crisis that has brought loneliness and isolation to an all-time high.  Smoke Hole is a passionate call to arms and an invitation to use these stories to face the complexities of contemporary life, from fake news, parenthood, climate crises, addictive technology and more. Shaw urges us to reclaim our imagination and untangle ourselves from modern menace, letting these tales be our guide.  More Praise: "I can still remember the first time I heard Martin Shaw tell a story. The tale that emerged was like a living thing, bounding around, throwing itself at us there listening. I had never heard anything like it before." - Paul Kingsnorth, Booker shortlisted author of The Wake "Martin Shaw's work is so very beautiful. A new animal. His love of images is deep and contagious." - Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi "Through feral tales and poetic exegesis, Martin Shaw makes you re-see the world, as a place of adventure, and of initiation, as perfect home, and as perfectly other. What a gift." - David Keenan, author of Xstabeth "Shaw has so much wisdom and knowledge about the old stories, it emanates from his pores." - John Densmore, The Doors

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