Tag Archives: 20th century

A case study of one urban legend – the Unlucky Mummy

How to create an urban myth or urban legend? I suppose you need not more than three-four components. First an interesting artifact with an obscure provenience which would move people’s imagination. The popular interest in such artifacts never vary. Then … Continue reading

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Review: Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Chang Jung

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now … Continue reading

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Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I found this one while reading a review published on Carole Rae Random Ramblings blog – thank you very much, Carole and Blodeuedd for featuring it!  Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought … Continue reading

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