Posts Tagged 'lies'

Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin – I

Maturity is the ability to sort the portions of truth from the accepted lies and self-deceptions that you have grown up with.

Panshin, Alexei. Rite of Passage. Boston: Gregg, 1976.

Theory and History of Folklore by Vladimir Propp

“The tale is over; I can’t lie anymore” – thus do Russian narrators conclude their stories. 

Propp, V., and A. Liberman. Theory and History of Folklore. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1984. 79.