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Published: Dec 3 2014
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A native of Atlanta, and now a resident of the South Carolina lowcountry, Maggie Schein was raised on stories. Schein holds a Ph.D. in ethics from the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. An admirer of Taoist and Buddhist texts, philosophies, and practices, as well as the works of naturalists and Native American storytellers, Schein brings a wealth of complementary and conflicting perspectives to her imaginative, lyrical fiction. She lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, with her motley menagerie of rescued animals and artist Jonathan Hannah.
Jonathan Hannah grew up in a 300-year-old colonial house in rural Connecticut. His artistic media span digital through pen and ink, and his preferred subject matters from the esoteric to the absurd.
"The title, Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves: Expanded Edition, suggests music and poetry, and the exquisite sentences that comprise this collection of fables are as lyrical as any nineteenth century romantic poet. There is also much wisdom in Maggie Schein's stories, which are at once insightful and mystical and always filled with wonder."—Marjory Wentworth
"Maggie Schein's stories are both charming and alarming (the rhyme is unintentional, but the sentiment deeply felt.) The only comparable writer I can think of is my old flame and model Isak Dinesen. Each of Schein's tales has the taste of air charged with anticipation of an approaching storm. They are genuinely philosophical in a way which is very rare, frightening in a way far removed from scary, and, most impressively, they are often philosophically frightening—which is almost unheard of. I haven't read anything remotely like them in a long time."—Peter S. Beagle
"Maggie Schein has written a book that takes us back to the primal, at times almost preconscious, beginnings of story, yet within her narratives we encounter the core of concerns that even now define our humanity. Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves is a delight."—Ron Rash
"Maggie Schein is a writer who wears her love of language on her sleeve. Her fables, told in dancing, almost musical prose, unveil myths that seem drawn from a time long before history began. Find a quiet place, sit back, and prepare to be dazzled."—John Grant, Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning joint editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
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