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Your favorite allegorical stories

Postby InspiredHome » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:39 pm

I'm looking for suggestions for excellent allegorical novels or short stories as I'm planning a novel in the vein of Pilgrim's Progress and the Narnia series (though not as overt). It doesn't matter the genre--I'd just like to study allegory in depth. Thanks so much in advance!
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Re: Your favorite allegorical stories

Postby Noizchild » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:24 pm

Dante's Inferno.
You ask me what I thought about
Before we were lovers.
The answer is easy.
Before I met you
I didn't have anything to think about.

-- From "The Love Poems of Marichiko"

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Re: Your favorite allegorical stories

Postby Rosedarling » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:58 pm

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyun
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Re: Your favorite allegorical stories

Postby cynicalwanderer » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:14 pm

I quite like the various Zen Buddhist koans, which I guess are probably more parable than allegory. I don't have any source material to recommend though, sorry.
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