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Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:09 am
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ZZAP says...



:evil: *mummbles* *grunts*

Moved to Debate... :twisted:

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:42 am
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Crysi says...



*bows* Thank you very much. :D

Hmm.. On mythology, it depends on how it's written. If the book is explaining the different parts of mythology, and what different civilizations believed, then it's nonfiction. If it's.. well.. Ok, now I'm confused lol.




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Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:05 am
Perra says...



Thanks, ZZAP!

That's the 'some mythology' I'm thinking about. If it's talking about myths, it goes in fiction. And if you think too hard about that, you'll get confused, also, or even more so, if you're Crysi(or EBM :twisted: [j/k!:mrgreen:]) right now.
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Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:22 am
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Elelel says...



... I know what's going on, but am also very confused... It would be interesting to go and see what library puts myths under actually.
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Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:00 pm
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Perra says...



Crysi wrote:Exactly 8)


I believe you mean :xmas_cool:
:xmas_wink:

And I think I found some myths in the nonfiction section. But I don't remember when or if I really did.... :| :?
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Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:19 pm
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niteowl says...



I've seen mythology in both actually. I found a big old book that talked all about Greek mythology in the non-fiction religion section. Way cool. There were others that talked about Egyptian (also cool), Roman (total snoozefest), and Norse(gave me nightmares) mythology. There was this other really cool book in the fiction section on Greek mythology called We Goddesses. It told the same myths from the POV's of Athene, Hera, and Aphrodite. That was definitely fiction because no one actually believes these goddesses exist. Is there? Am I a total loser for thinking these type of books are cool?

Anyway, on the original topic, I definitely think fairy tales and such are fantasy. I mean come on, since when is Snow White non-fiction? Another vaguely related tangent: Has anyone here read Donna Jo Napoli's books. She does mainly twisted fairy tales. I'll give you the names, you tell me the fairy tale. Beast, Zel, and Spinners. They're in order from what I think is easiest to hardest to figure out.




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bubblewrapped says...



Hmm. Lets look at this logically.

Myths are made up (fiction) by historical societies and treated as religious fact (non-fiction, religious section) like the Bible (ditto).

Fairytales & folk tales are also made up (fiction) by historical societies but (so far as I know) not treated as religious fact, but as religious superstition. THEREFORE...Fairytales and folk tales themselves should be in the fiction section. Books about said tales that explain their relation to society should be in the non-fiction section. But the tales could also go in the non-fiction section because ... I'm drawing a blank :shock:
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Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:50 am
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PS - I read Donna J. Napoli...Beast was about Beauty and the Beast, but I've never heard of Zel. The Little Mermaid or something? And Spinners...Rumpelstiltskin? Dunno...
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Bobo says...



The stories themselves didn't happen, so they go in fiction. Of course, a book explaining their history would go in non-ficiton. Simple.




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niteowl says...



Zel is actually Rapunzel and Spinners is Rumplestiltkin. I also liked For The Love of Venice, which is realistic fiction, but it's also written by Donna Jo Napoli.
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