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- NBM Publishing 2004; US$ 6.99
Folktales are the bones of society. Through them the lessons of love, courage and maturity are told from an elderly generation to its children. What was once a strong tradition in asian culture is fast disappearing. ?Songs of Our Ancestors? is an exploration of these folktales and their cultures. This second volume adapts three Chinese tales themed... more...
- NBM Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99
Introducing the delightfully precise and beautifully designed art of Patrick Atangan in a new series of adaptations of traditional Asian tales. This book, drawn in the ukiyo-e style (world of floating pictures), presents "The Yellow Jar" which centers around a simple fisherman and a beautiful maiden he takes as wife, after finding her in a magic jar.... more...
- Nosy Crow 2014; US$ 10.19
Flo is a thoroughly modern witchgirl. She has a spellstick, travels about in her skyrider and wouldn't know a cauldron if she fell into one. But when her grandmother turns up on an actual boomstick, warning that ghouls are about to attack Witchworld, Flo realises that everything she's been told about being a witch is just hocus pocus... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00
Medieval literature is separated from us by so many centuries that it may seem completely foreign, both in its concerns and its techniques. However, this literature has much to say to 21st century readers and Steinberg's book demonstrates its continuing relevance and appeal. This introduction to medieval literature provides some of the cultural... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Known as the ?Walt Disney of Japan? it is no surprise that Tezuka Osamu is still the best-known manga creator to Western fans. Current scholarship has uncovered the profound complexity and ambiguity not only of his work but of the man, the artist, and his life?dismantling his position as the god of manga. Contributors to this volume of Mechademia... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 13.50 US$ 11.70
Die amerikanische Erfolgsserie "The Walking Dead" erzählt vom Kampf einer Gruppe Überlebender nach einer weltweiten Zombie-Apokalypse. Die Untoten stellen deshalb auch immer eine permanente Bedrohung dar. Neben dieser tödlichen Gefahr durch die Untoten, ist besonders die Dynamik - die Konflikte und Spannungen - innerhalb der Gruppe der... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This book examines the sustained interest in legends of the pagan and peripheral North, tracing and analyzing the use of an ?out-of-Scandinavia? legend (Scandinavia as an ancestral homeland) in a wide range of medieval texts from all over Europe, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The pagan North was an imaginative region, which attracted... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 415.00
Comics and graphic novels have recently become big business, serving as the inspiration for blockbuster Hollywood movies such as the Iron Man series of films and the hit television drama The Walking Dead . But comics have been popular throughout the 20th century despite the significant effects of the restrictions of the Comics Code in place from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don?t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife. more...