Davidson, Avram -- Adventures in Unhistory

Collection of essays on the possible factual origins of myths: the phoenix, Hyperborea, mermaids, Prester John... All fished out of Davidson's flabbergasting storehouse of historical erudition, and told in an indescribably vocal voice; it's impossible to read without hearing the guy harrumphing and waggling his eyebrows and littering the room with quotations. Reading this book is like meeting the man, and I can only imagine that meeting him was like meeting three of anyone else.

Note: reading this explained a joke in The Dragon Waiting. Must update concordance.

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