Thursday, December 7, 2006

What's in a name?

I took the title of this blog from my latest purchase and reading pursuit: The Secret Commonweath: An essay on the nature and actions of the subterranean (and for the most part) invisible people, heretofore going under the name of Elves, Fauns & Fairies by Robert Kirk.

This handsome little hardback book has an introduction by Marina Warner, who was almost (and we hope shall be in the future) a presenter at the Mythic Journeys conference.

This odd little essay was written in 1691, but was not actually published until much later, in 1815 by Sir Walter Scott. I might tell you more about it here as I read more of it.

The groundhog peeks out of his den

I created this so I'd have a handle to use when posting on The Chumps of Choice blog -- a reading group for Pynchon's Against the Day.

But maybe I'll actually use this thing.