Mai Yamani

Wednesday reading — sagas

What I've been reading

I read Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Essays on the Fiction of Girl Detectives, which was decently interesting. Did you know that Alice Roy, Nancy Drew in French translation, did not live in some unspecified state in the "Middle West" but was located in Missouri and had French-speaking family in Louisiana on her late mother's side? The French translations interpolate a lot of additional backstory and character description; apparently the lean, breezy style of American serial children's fiction was not considered saleable in France.

What I'm reading now

The Sagas of Icelanders and The Poetic Edda, both NaNoWriMo research.

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