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Humanist Archives: Dec. 30, 2021, 9:19 a.m. Humanist 35.431 - fable, fabula, mythos, myth

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        Date: 2021-12-29 15:11:10+00:00
        From: Dr. Herbert Wender <>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.427.3: fable & myth

Mind the gap remembering that formerly 'fabula' was simply the translation of

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        Date: 2021-12-28 12:06:38+00:00
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I share your impatience. We are after all mortal.

Your reference to myth and previous posts in the Humanist archive made me think
that Northrop Frye should be on the circulars and curriculums  of computing
science majors (Sherry Turkle would likely approve).

I don’t mean the Frye of the magnus opus Anatomy of Criticism but the perhaps
more accessible Frye of Fable & Myth.

Google (my search games the system) on “fable & myth” :

While a myth is a category of a story that is considered true, a fable is a
category that is considered false or fictional.

In our day to day work is filled with frustrations (fables) conditioned by the
irritation of myths.

Hope this helps.


François Lachance, Ph.d.

living in the beginning of the long 22nd century; sequencing the  "future

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