Green Beginning Black Ending: Fables
. The Sono Nis Press . Port Clements, B.C. ,
PR6003.U315 G7 1971 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a series of creative prose narrative pieces with a strong emphasis on metamorphosis. I made my way through about half of the first piece, The Green Girl, as well as through a number of shorter pieces. The pieces I read have a strong sensuous and erotic quality, and are full of surprises. One can get a sense of how traditional fable materials are touched on here by reading Raven and Fir Tree (115), one of the shortest pieces. The tree laughs, flies up toward the threatening crow, and pursues him. Later the fir tree could be seen sailing serenely through the air upside-down, with the raven perched cheerfully on one of its roots, cawing delightedly at this new and gratifying mode of locomotion.