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- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 45.00
Ideal for educators and others who work with young children, these stories have been selected because they are easy for anyone to tell, even novices, and they readily engage listeners. Along with each tale, you'll find a profile of the "teller" who provides it, adding a cultural dimension to help you and your audiences better understand the context.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00
In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse?s crucially important work, Le style oral . As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication and influenced the work of many. In this book, Jousse... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00
The central tale studied in Turandot?s Sisters , first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests are examined to see what motifs from the tales are... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 12.13
?Rose, wer dich nicht liebt ...? Sie ist die bedeutungsvollste und wohl beliebteste aller Blumen: Die Rose zieht die Menschheit seit Urzeiten in ihren Bann. Der Botaniker Matthias Jacob Schlei-den geht ihrer Geschichte und Symbolik auf den Grund. Mit zahlreichen Verweisen aus der Literatur in Form von Gedichten, Sprüchen und Liedern begibt er sich... more...
- tredition 2014; US$ 2.78
Kinder wollen gerne die Welt erforschen und haben viele Fragen. Manch ein Erwachsener kommt ins Grübeln und findet nicht immer die passende Antwort. Dieses Buch kann helfen durch 19 Monster-Geschichten viele Fragen auf anschauliche Weise mit Witz und Humor zu erklären. Beim gemeinsamen Lesen und Entdecken kann die ganze Familie noch etwas lernen und... more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 16.99
A thrilling treasury of vampire lore! Since the seventeenth century, people have been frightened, mesmerized, and fascinated by the terrifying tales of vampires. In this book, you'll uncover the history and mystery behind these bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Bosnian Lampir,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 13.99
Merry meet, fledgling. Welcome to a new life, a new world, and a new you. Welcome to the House of Night! This might seem like a scary time, Fledgling, but never fear! As you start your journey through the ancient halls of the House of Night, this indispensable handbook will aid you in your transition from human to fledgling. Within these pages... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends? The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol throughout Indo-European cultures. Bull cults proliferated... more...