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The Gift of Story: A Wise Tale About What is Enough Hardcover – October 12, 1993
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From Library Journal
In her still best-selling Women Who Run with the Wolves ( LJ 6/15/92), Estes, a Jungian analyst turned New Age guru, presented "myths and stories of the wild woman archetype." In this slim volume, she embeds within two other brief narratives a retelling of the story popularized by O. Henry in his "The Gift of the Magi," here set in Hungary during World War II. The moral--since Estes believes that stories not only teach but heal--is also similar to O. Henry's: "The young couple . . . like the magi, were wise too, for they gave the most golden of all things possible. They gave their love, their truest love to one another." Her twist: "And it was enough." "The Gift of the Magi" has become a well-loved classic, and while Estes's retelling is graceful and wise and Michael McCurdy's wood-cut illustrations are dramatic, is the story different enough from O. Henry's to warrant a new publication? And will the millions of fans of Estes's previous work find it to be "enough"? Recommended only where there is demand.
- Marcia Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This tape is a series of healing tales, nested one within another, that speak to the question, "What is enough?" The author offers THE GIFT OF STORY as a seed that will bear a rich and lasting fruit among families everywhere. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
Dr.Estes is a rare "master storyteller" and she has such a power of expression. There's also deep love and warmth in her voice. Her stories refresh, cure and are very, very nourishing for the soul.
Most recent customer reviews
Powerful book with a strong message.