Posts Tagged 'truth'

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.


The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket – I

It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right. Right?


Snicket, Lemony. The Reptile Room. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 


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.