Download American Folklore: An Encyclopedia by Linda S Watts PDF

By Linda S Watts

Includes over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and machine lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight people literature, tune, and crafts; activities and vacations; tall stories and mythical figures; genres and varieties; scholarly techniques and theories; areas and ethnic teams; performers and creditors; writers and students; spiritual ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries range from concise definitions to designated surveys, each one observed by way of a short, up to date bibliography. detailed gains *More than 2000 individuals *Over 500 articles highlight people literature, track, crafts, and extra *Alphabetically prepared *Entries followed via up to date bibliographies *Edited by means of America's best-known folklore authority

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Download Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone: Humorous Tales from Around by Norma J. Livo PDF

By Norma J. Livo

From tall stories, trickster stories, and noodlehead tales to hoaxes, city legends, riddles and songs-here are greater than 70 tales from all over the world and around the centuries that you should pull from your tale bag at a moment's notice-to learn aloud or re-tell sooner than, among and after day-by-day actions; or combine into classes and studying possibilities. so much take simply mins to learn. the rustic or tradition of foundation is famous for every tale, and there's a certain bibliography, introductory notes on humor and folklore, and a dialogue of the therapeutic energy of humor.

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Download Oedipus: A Folklore Casebook by Lowell Edmunds, Alan Dundes PDF

By Lowell Edmunds, Alan Dundes

Classicist Lowell Edmunds and folklorist Alan Dundes either observe that “the Oedipus story isn't really prone to ever fade from view in Western civilization, [as] the story maintains to pack a severe family members drama right into a undying form.” taking a look past the tale similar in Sophocles’ drama—the historic Theban fantasy of the son who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother—Oedipus: A Folklore Casebook examines diversifications of the story from Africa and South the USA to japanese Europe and the Pacific. Taking sociological, mental, anthropological, and structuralist views, the 19 essays display the complexities and a number of meanings of this centuries-old tale.
    as well as the well known interpretations of the Oedipus fantasy via Sigmund Freud and James Frazer, this casebook contains insightful choices via a world team of students. Essays on a Serbian Oedipus legend through Friedrich Krauss and on a Gypsy model by means of Mirella Karpati, for instance, pressure the mental phases of atonement after the Oedipus determine learns the reality approximately his activities. Anthropologist Melford E. Spiro investigates the myth’s visual appeal in Burma and the importance of the mother’s id with the dragon (the sphinx figure). Vladimir Propp’s essay, translated into English for the 1st time, and Lowell Edmunds’s theoretical overview talk about the relation of the Oedipus tale to the bigger learn of folklore. the result's a entire and interesting casebook for college kids of folklore, classical mythology, anthropology, and sociology.

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Download Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Karen Karbiener PDF

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Karen Karbiener

Frankenstein, via Mary Shelley, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at cheap costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are many of the outstanding positive aspects of Barnes & Noble Classics: All variations are superbly designed and are published to enhanced requisites; a few contain illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, historic, and literary—to improve each one reader's knowing of those enduring works.Mary Shelley begun writing Frankenstein while she was once purely eighteen. immediately a Gothic mystery, a passionate romance, and a cautionary story concerning the risks of technological know-how, Frankenstein tells the tale of dedicated technology scholar Victor Frankenstein. passionate about learning "the reason behind new release and existence" and "bestowing animation upon useless matter," Frankenstein assembles a individual from stolen physique components yet; upon bringing it to lifestyles, he recoils in horror on the creature?s hideousness. stricken by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a crusade of murderous revenge opposed to his writer, Frankenstein.Frankenstein, an quick bestseller and a major ancestor of either the horror and technological know-how fiction genres, not just tells a terrifying tale, but in addition increases rofound, anxious questions on the very nature of existence and where of humankind in the cosmos: What does it suggest to be human? What obligations can we need to one another? How some distance do we move in tampering with Nature? In our age, choked with information of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, those questions are extra suitable than ever. Karen Karbiener bought a Ph.D. from Columbia collage and at the moment teaches literature at ny collage.

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Download The Age of Fable: The Illustrated Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch PDF

By Thomas Bulfinch

Listed here are the worlds most-loved tales, in a dynamic visible travel de strength for todays readers. every one undying fantasy is beautifully offered in tale shape and more advantageous with unique paintings by way of world-renowned artist Giovanni Caselli. although Bulfinchs has been heralded for greater than a century, it hasn't ever been released in so appealing and available a structure. Evocative four-color illustrations, many full-page, convey to existence key occasions and characters of those common stories and sagasfrom the Greek and Roman pantheon of gods to the heroes of the Crusades, from the exploits of Robin Hood to the feats of Richard the Lionheart. As stress-free now as while Bulfinch first assembled them, those decisions come from numerous worksOvids vintage Metamorphoses, Egyptian myths, jap mythology, and Hindu, Norse, and Celtic assets. jointly they shape a awesome tapestry of human undertaking: goals, illusions, adventures, loves misplaced and loves came upon. during this good-looking sequence, they communicate to us afresh, around the a long time, vivified via Casellis encouraged artwork. unique footnotes, indexes, and prefaces make this sequence not just unique, yet thoroughly authoritative as well.Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867), author and mythologist, was once the 1st to create a well-liked compendium of old myths and legends. Giovanni Caselli (b. Florence, 1939) is certainly one of Europes such a lot celebrated authors and illustrators. His books have offered within the thousands.

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Download Women’s Studies Encyclopedia by Helen Tierney PDF

By Helen Tierney

Tierney's hugely acclaimed Women's stories Encyclopedia has develop into the traditional within the box, yet learn on girls has proceeded swiftly for the reason that its ebook. Feminist notion has grown and branched out, and women's stipulations have replaced markedly in a few parts. This revised and improved version will meet the continued want for a multidisciplinary reference software on all points of the feminine . With on the subject of four hundred individuals, it expands insurance of such components as violence opposed to ladies, girls in public existence, and girls in particular nations and areas. the various articles are new or thoroughly rewritten, whereas others were up-to-date or expanded.

The encyclopedia includes information regarding ladies from all fields and disciplines of analysis, written in non-specialist language obtainable to all readers. it is going to remain an invaluable source for college kids and students doing examine open air their fields, and the layperson.

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Download Perilous Seas by Dave Duncan PDF

By Dave Duncan

Hunted now by means of the fearsome warlock wardens who rule the area, Inos is confident that Rap is useless. yet Rap isn't really, and the tide might be approximately to turn... She suggestion he used to be lifeless. Queen Inos feels Rap's presence as though he has risen from the grave to be beside her, yet she is familiar with all that's left of him is his voice, which echoed in her mind--well, so she thinks. Her accountability is to serve her humans, and Queen Inos does not be aware of her galley slave, Rap, is alive and, together with his magic wand, attempting to deliver happiness to his cherished Queen. but if the evil Nordland raider, Kalkor, arrives in port, Rap's plans start to collapse.

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Download From Myth to Reason? Studies in the Development of Greek by Richard Buxton PDF

By Richard Buxton

It is usually stated that Greek civilization underwent a transition from fable to cause. yet what does this statement suggest? Is it real? have been the Greeks precise in having developed our type of cause, or is mirage? during this booklet, many of the world's best specialists on old Greek delusion, faith, philosophy, and heritage think again those basic concerns.

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Download Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson by Judith Richardson PDF

By Judith Richardson

The cultural panorama of the Hudson River Valley is crowded with ghosts--the ghosts of local americans and Dutch colonists, of progressive struggle infantrymen and spies, of presidents, slaves, clergymen, and workers. Possessions asks why this area simply open air ny urban turned the locus for therefore many ghostly stories, and indicates how those hauntings got here to function as a unusual kind of social reminiscence wherein issues misplaced, forgotten, or marginalized back to say ownership of imaginations and territories. interpreting Washington Irving's tales in addition to a various array of narratives from neighborhood folklore and local writings, Judith Richardson explores the reasons and outcomes of Hudson Valley hauntings to bare how ghosts either evolve from particular ancient contexts and are conjured to serve the current wishes of these they hang-out. those stories of haunting, Richardson argues, aren't any mere echoes of the prior yet functionality in an ongoing, contentious politics of position. via its tight geographical concentration, Possessions illuminates difficulties of belonging and owning that hang-out the kingdom as a complete. (20040401)

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