In May, the Centre for Myth Studies celebrated its tenth anniversary with a day of lectures, readings, and discussions (details here). The event included Dr Saul Andreetti reading from his short story, The Man of the Wood.
Saul is an Essex alumnus, poet, translator, and long-standing friend of the Centre. He was present at the start of the Myth Reading Group in 2010, and is currently co-organising a conference at the University of Bologna with the title Myth and Dream / The Dreaming of Myth – Sogno e mito / sognare il mito (conference dates 23-24 May 2019, deadline for proposals 1 February 2019).
The Man of the Wood is an enchanted tale which weaves together a number of mythical motifs, such as the quest, the trickster, cyclical time, simultaneity, metamorphosis, katabasis, and namelessness, to create an integrated modern story of quiet, enigmatic potency. We are delighted that Saul has allowed us to share his tale with our readers: