God's Voice in the Folklore: Nonsense Rhymes and Great Legends
. Macalester Park Publishing Company . Saint Paul ,
PN49.C55 1956 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The great tales of fairyland are symbols of our own subconscious nature--allegories of truths too profound for words. Armed with excitement about what can be found in the simplest stories, the author offers various genres and subjects of stories in some eight chapters. After two chapters on God speaking through nonsense verse and nonsense tales, there is a chapter of fables. Following chapters present legends about the world's beginning, good and evil, sex and war, and the triumph of the soul. The last chapter presents the parables of Jesus. The third chapter, Tales with a Moral (64-102), is a straightforward presentation of fables grouped according to lessons. The lessons cover protecting oneself from enemies within and without, holding fast to the blessilngs one already has, facing reality and avoiding sham, and getting what one gives. There is a full page of illustrations for TH on 89. The introduction to this section unfortunately says that a version of Aesop's fables was turned into Latin verse by Phoedius at the time of Christ. Phaedrus is probably the name intended here. There is an italicized promythium for most fables as well as an epimythium in caps and quotation marks for each.