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  • The Animalizing Imaginationby Dr Alan Bleakley

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 114.00

    Animals appear not just as biological creatures, but as vehicles of meaning for human imagination, mind and culture. Animal life may form the basis for an animalizing imagination that can enhance our cultural, religious and aesthetic sensibilities. This imagination is rooted in the pre-modern affective relationship between shamans and their familiars,... more...

  • Race, Oppression and the Zombieby Christopher M. Moreman; Cory James Rushton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    The figure of the zombie is a familiar one in world culture, acting as a metaphor for "the other," a participant in narratives of life and death, good and evil, and of a fate worse than death--the state of being "undead." This book explores the phenomenon from its roots in Haitian folklore to its evolution on the silver screen and... more...

  • An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythologyby Won-Oh Choi

    BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00

    This highly engaging volume by one of Korea?s leading scholars of comparative provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. more...

  • Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Storiesby Dianne de Las Casas; Zarah C. Gagatiga

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    Celebrate the unique diversity and vibrancy of the Philippines through an in-depth exploration of the stories, traditions, songs, crafts, and recipes of the many different regions of the country. more...

  • Red Sky at Nightby Vernon Oickle

    MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2011; US$ 12.99

    The folklore of Canada?s oldest region is explored in this intriguing and entertaining collection. While some of these beliefs are specific to Atlantic Canada, others are known the world over. The book also surveys local celebrities, revealing the superstitions held in their various fields or childhoods. Author Allan Lynch recalls home remedies administered... more...

  • The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Irelandby Blackwell Amy Hackney

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 12.95

    The magic and mystery of Ireland has been passed down from family to family for generations. This rich history has journeyed across the ocean and lives on in colorful stories told by those who treasure their Irish heritage. From the lives of ancient Celts to the history of Irish stepdancing, this unique and authoritative guide dispels the myths and... more...

  • The Girl's Guide to Werewolvesby Barb Karg

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 9.95

    The good news is: He's tall, dark, and handsome. The bad news is: He's short-tempered, a bit hairy, and has a tendency to howl at the full moon. . . . Which makes bringing him home to meet mom and dad a bit difficult. How do you expect him to meet the family when he's shedding on the furniture and sharpening his nails? Will he have more in... more...

  • Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Godsby William D. Westervelt

    Tuttle Publishing 1964; US$ 9.95

    1916. A diverse collection of the legends of the Hawaiian Islands. Contents Part I-Legends: The Ghost of Wahaula Temple; Maluae and the Underworld; A Giant's Rock Throwing; Kalo-Eke-Eke, The Timid Taro; Legendary Canoe Making; Lau-Ka-Ieie; Kauhuhu, the Shark God of Molokai; The Shark Man of Waipio Valley; the Strange Banana Skin; The Old Man of the... more...

  • Hawaiian Legends of Old Honoluluby William D. Westervelt

    Tuttle Publishing 1991; US$ 9.95

    In bringing together this collection of Hawaiian legends, the author of this little book has conferred a great favor upon all those residents of Hawaii and of those visitors to its shores who ~pay take an interest in its original inhabitants, once an exceedingly numerous people, but now a scattering remnant only. To that native race this little book... more...

  • True Northby Brenda Niall

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 24.99

    Through war, love affairs, children and old age, the Duracks' creative lives were always shaped by the enduring power of the Kimberley region. With unprecedented access to hundreds of private family letters, unpublished memoirs, diaries and papers, Brenda Niall gets to the heart of a uniquely Australian story. more...