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05 June, 2016

Fallon reviews The Land of the Green Man

We recently published Gayle Fallon's review of Carolyne Larrington, The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles. New York: I. B. Tauris, 2015. Thanks to Michael Evans for curating the review:

In The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles, medieval literature scholar Carolyne Larrington explores the intersections of topography and folklore.1 Larrington traces the intimate, complex connections between the land features of Britain and its inhabitants, connections which generate not only ancient explanations for seemingly miraculous phenomena, but long-lived narratives that are ever evolving to suit the needs of contemporary people. The Land of the Green Man also serves as a repository of sorts for various versions of traditional tales; much of the book’s content is comprised of story summaries and retellings, interwoven with Larrington’s own commentary...