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The Oldest Stories in the World by Theodor…

The Oldest Stories in the World

by Theodor Herzl Gaster

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Gaster retells ancient (truly ancient) tales and then rehashes them at the end. I'm not sure if it's him or the stories. The problem with stories this old is that you lose the context they were told in. He tries to supply this at the end of each story but, to be absolutely frank, I don't find these stories that satisfying. There might be a reason they've mouldered on cuneiform tablets (or whatever) all these years with no one retelling them.
  marfita | May 19, 2007 |
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Myths and legends of 3500 years ago - recently deciphered and now presented for the first time is a collection for the general reader, with background comments and notes by the author.
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