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  • In Search of the Swan Maidenby Barbara Fass Leavy

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    In her compendious study, [of the folktale of the runaway wife] Leavy argues that the contradictory claims of nature and culture are embodied in the legendary figure of the swan maiden, a woman torn between the human and bestial worlds. -- The New York Times Book Review This is a study of the meaning of gender as framed by the swan maiden tale,... more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literatureby Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... more...

  • Überlieferungsgeschichtenby Rolf Wilhelm Brednich

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    R.W. Brednich, the principal editor of the Encyclopedia of the Fairy Tale and best-selling author of legendary tales, presents 26 cultural historical studies that specifically address medial aspects of the European tradition of songs, stories, and images from early modernity to the present time. As key examples of transmission, they... more...

  • The Power of Goldby Peter L. Bernstein

    Wiley 2005; US$ 38.00

    Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind. more...

  • The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Natureby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception. more...

  • Animal Capitalby Nicole Shukin

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00

    The juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studies—two subjects seldom theorized together—signals the double-edged intervention of Animal Capital. Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the “question of the animal,” challenging the philosophical idealism that has dogged the question by tracing... more...

  • Handleiding voor de determinatie van harde dierlijke materialenby Marloes Rijkelijkhuizen

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    A detailed analysis of the determination process of various materials made of animal origin more...

  • Monsters and the Monstrousby Niall Scott

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 65.80

    Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon... more...

  • Als das Wünschen noch geholfen hat oder: wie man in Mesopotamien Karriere machteby Matthias Klan

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    Die vorliegende Studie richtet sich nicht nur an Assyriologen, sondern auch an Religions- und Literaturwissenschaftler, Ägyptologen und Archäologen. Auch interessierte Laien können hier einen tiefen Einblick in eine faszinierende Denkweise erhalten. Ein großer Teil der uns aus dem Alten Orient in Keilschrift überlieferten Texte ist religiöser bzw.... more...

  • The Story Biz Handbookby Dianne De Las Casas

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    This dynamite book merges the yin and yang of storytelling and business. Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling career. more...