By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent an entire life watching different creatures and different cultures, from her personal yard to the African savannah. Her books have transported thousands of readers into the hidden lives of animals—from canines and cats to deer and lions. She’s chronicled the day-by-day lives of African tribes, or even imagined the lives of prehistoric humans.  She illuminates unknown worlds like no different. Now, she opens the doorways to her own.


Dreaming of Lions strains Thomas’s existence from her earliest days, together with while, as a tender girl within the Fifties, she and her kin packed up and left for the Kalahari wasteland to review the Ju/Wa Bushmen. The world’s knowing of African tribal cultures hasn't ever been an analogous on account that. Nor has Thomas, because the event taught her not just tips to discover, but additionally tips to navigate in male-dominated fields like anthropology and animal technological know-how and do what she cared approximately such a lot: spending time with animals and folks in wild locations, and relishing the folk and animals round her at home.


Readers subscribe to Thomas as she returns to Africa, after university and marriage, along with her childrens, finishing up within the turmoil resulting in Idi Amin’s bloody coup. She invitations us into her relatives lifestyles, her writing, and her fascination with animals—from elephants in Namibia, to canine in her kitchen, or cougars outdoors her New England farmhouse. She additionally recounts her own struggles, writing approximately her personal lifestyles with a similar form of fierce honesty that she applies to the realm round her, and providing a memoir that not just stocks super insights, but in addition presents large inspiration.

Dreaming of Lions, initially released in hardcover as A Million Years With You, is a little bit up-to-date and features a robust new afterword by means of the writer.

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30), pp. 281 t, 30T, 3z6, 342, 368. There seems to be no evidence for such a tradition regarding the Aeueas-I,]umenclls confrontation. Cf. also H. Erbse, "Uber die sogennante Aeneis im ZO. Bueh del' llias," RhM 110 (1967), pp. 1-25. SIMILES AS POETIC TECHNIQUE 2. 45 The Joining of two Scenes Because oral narrative is inevitably episodic, the poet must tell one episode separately from another while attempting to introduce reminiscences here and there which will not permit the audience to forget the first episode while hearing the second.

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Venik, Typical Battle Scenes in the Iliad (Wiesbaden 1968), p. 19. There are three similes in this section which do not describe groups of men, but they are not the object of interest in this category. 263-The scene opens with the impressive re-entrance of Hector to the battle. Such entrances are often marked with a long simile; see infra, p. 38 ff. 358-The length of the pathway is given by a simile. Similes expressing measurement are common; see supra, p. 20 ff. 362-Apollo scatters the wall as easily as a child scatters sand.

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