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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.
"Humor in Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales." The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 13.2 (Fall 1987): 1-5.
The testimonial aspects--these are twice-told tales that Cabrera heard as a child--do not diminish the storytelling; neither does scholarship overwhelm the oral immediacy of the storytelling.
Can't Catch Me is very highly recommended for general fiction, philosophy, historical, myth, folklore enthusiasts for its adroit grasp of these ancient "twice-told" tales.
"Twice-Told Tales: A Review by Edgar Allan Poe." Graham's Magazine (May 1842): 298-300.
In Phillips's twice-told realism, no single word is innocent; there is the possibility with each one that it is freighted with meaning.
"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." They suggest this exercise; "Take a moment to look at two stories, two scenes of pain, from God's vantage point.
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.
Heidegger's Experiment Story by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, published in Twice-Told Tales (1837).
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).