have: T. White, The Bestiary: A Book of Beasts.
New York, 1960. "It
may at first appear surprising that monsters had not already received
their visual shape in the imagination of the earliest human communities
but that the conscious creation of such creatures is a product
of the earliest known civilizations, as far as we can now tell,
in the period around 3000 B.C. The first pictorial records of monsters
are to be found in that period in Egypt and Mesopotamia and, perhaps
a little later, in India, in the civilizations of what is called
the ancient Near East. The representation of monsters was later
to reach its most flourishing period in classical Greece, in ancient
Italy and to a lesser extent in the Roman period." H.
Mode, Fabulous Beasts and Demons. London, 1973.
Paul: H. Norse, "A Tangier Episode." Antaeus.
Autumn, 1989. "Then
there was Portland (where we were not supposed to be) & the
plane filled up & I finished Hermann Hesse & Paul Bowles..." T.
Merton, Thomas Merton in Alaska. New York, 1989. p.34.
person: Nalungiaq, a shaman from Greenland, as told to Knud
Rasmussen. "Me? I'm just an ordinary old woman," she
told the Danish explorer. "I haven't got much of anything
to tell you. She hesitated, sniffed the wind, then continued. "Well,
I could tell you what life was like when the world began."