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However, the novel is at times overly plotted (including the style of the twice-told tale) and digressive, which make for an entertaining but sometimes frustrating read.
All of your stories are really twice-told tales, stories remembered from your point of view and stories remembered from God's point of view.
This is so your enthusiasm will overwhelm any embarrassment the speaker might feel upon being unmasked as a twice-told tale teller.
Twice-told tales predate even Billy Shakespeare taking Greek myths and rewriting them, and nobody spends as much time or money on them as Hollywood.
The story was collected in The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1851).
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author's second book and first collection of tales, was published.
He appears briefly in Hawthorne's Howe's Masquerade (in Twice-Told Tales, 1842).
The book makes for painful, depressing reading although it is a twice-told tale, in fact, a tale told many times (recall the novel 'The Kitchen God's wife' by Amy Tan).
In 1850 Hawthorne moved his family to Lenox, where for almost two years he produced a range of literary work: The House of the Seven Gables and a new edition of Twice-Told Tales, as well as A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, The Snow Image and Other Twice-told Tales, and other works for children.
Although it is aimed at the high school or early college level for readers with little exposure to either that famous letter or those famous gables, it also contains more advanced interpretations of lesser-known works such as short stories, including Poe's famous review of Twice-Told Tales and a range of material on influences, including Hawthorne's friendships with Herman Melville and President Franklin Pierce.
9 Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo) Less complex than many of Hong's twice-told tales of male callowness and self-absorption, but the Korean director's sense of social abasement has never been sharper.