Tag: Kenneth Grahame

  • The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame Analysis

    The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame Analysis

    A man in the shape of a Mole’s body feels a yearning which can only be fulfilled by entering the most transgressive parts of his own psychology, externally represented by the Wild Wood. On his journey, he meets other men, each driven by their own secret (and not so secret) passions.

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  • Passages, Hallways and Corridors in Art and Storytelling

    When storytellers focus on the hallways and passages of a building, look for metaphor. Take note of the width of the passageway: Narrow passages might represent the will to escape. Broad passages represent freedom and space. The tunnel is the naturally occurring equivalent of the manmade passage. In houses, the passages, hallways and corridors are the liminal arenas, because they…

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  • Bertie’s Escapade by Kenneth Grahame (1949)

    Bertie’s Escapade by Kenneth Grahame (1949)

    Bertie’s Escapade is a carnivalesque, adorable book which would be a great pre-reader if you’re wondering whether your child is ready for a Wind In The Willows read aloud. You’ll recognise the illustrator as the very same who depicted Winnie-the-Pooh. That said, I can’t resist digging a little deeper into this story, because there is a character named Mr Grahame in…

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  • Shapes of Plots In Storytelling

    Shapes of Plots In Storytelling

    The success of a novel is only five percent about the structure and ninety-five percent about the quality of the writing. Elizabeth Lyons, Manuscript Makeover Younger writers should be experimenting with form as well as material, like a water-seeker with a divining rod. We are “haunted” by experiences, images, people, acts of our own or of others, which we don’t…

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