Leave It to Badger: Allan W. Eckert's Incident at Hawk's Hill

Kenneth Kidd

Abstract


Kenneth Kidd's discussion of feral tales in the context of Allan W. Eckert's novel illustrates the complexities of feral tales and situates the ideas of human, Other, and nature within them.
The veracity of the actual episode may be questioned but Eckert's story seems all the more realistic, it is suggested, because it operates within a specific established folkloric tradition, one in which science and mythology are entangled.

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