The Jedi with a Thousand Faces

A few weeks ago in From the Bookshelf, this blog’s regular guessing competition, some were surprised to discover that George Lucas wrote the novelisation of his film Star Wars; none were surprised to find that it was written badly. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 30+ years, I’m pretty sure you’re aware of Star Wars. You might have even seen it.

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Where is Theseus?

There is a cycle within the Greek myths that I feel particularly close to, and that I find myself returning to with some degree of regularity. It’s the one from which I’ve taken the name I blog under (Icarus), one of my past girlfriends had a Lavtian derivative of the main female character (Ariadne), and I regularly used one of the stories from it when I was teaching (Theseus and the Minotaur).

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