• Call Number: COTSEN2_c849
    Container: Box 2, Folder 35

Very Short Stories and Notes

75.0 pages

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Collection Creator: Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000 and Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.

Dates: undated.

Located In: Box 2, Folder 35

Extent: 75.0 pages

Languages: English.

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Typewritten notes with annotations in the hand of P. L. Travers. Most are brief traditional tales from various cultures around the world. Possibly collected for P. L. Travers' article "The Shortest Stories in the World," published in Games Magazine and TLS Children's Books in 1977. Titles of stories include "Ah!," "At the Ford," "The Hero Without a Name," "The Idol," Frog Business," "The Koan," "Once in a Blue Moon," "Pilgrimage," and "Frog Business." This file also includes drafts of original essays such as "The Rose and the Egg," "Threepenny Bit," and "Zen Moments." Some of these essays appeared in Parabola magazine or in P. L. Travers' collection of essays, What the Bee Knows (1989).

Preferred Citation

Very Short Stories and Notes; undated; Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, Box 2, Folder 35; , Princeton University Library.

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