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  • An Anthology of Russian Folktalesby Jack V. Haney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This anthology gathers a broad selection of Russian folktales, legends, and anecdotes, and includes helpful features that make them more accessible and engaging for English-language readers. Editor Jack V. Haney has selected some of the best tales from his seven-volume "Complete Russian Folktale" collection and added examples of anecdotes and the long... more...

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhismby Dr Naomi Appleton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Whilst at first glance many of the stories... more...

  • Suffolk Folk Talesby Kirsty Hartsiotis

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by Kirsty Hartsiotis. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Suffolk reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Suffolk has a rich and diverse collection of tales, from stories of the Orford... more...

  • The Blind Man and the Loonby Craig Mishler; Robin Ridington

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00

    The story of the Blind Man and the Loon is a living Native folktale about a blind man who is betrayed by his mother or wife but whose vision is magically restored by a kind loon. Variations of this tale are told by Native storytellers all across Alaska, arctic Canada, Greenland, the Northwest Coast, and even into the Great Basin and the Great Plains.... more...

  • Witchcraft Myths in American Cultureby Marion Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons. The first half of the book is a thorough re-reading of the original documents describing witchcraft... more...

  • Ninjaby John Man

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38 US$ 10.79

    The Ninjas today are the stuff of myth and legend in comics, film and electronic games. But once they were real, the medieval equivalent of the SAS: spies, saboteurs, assassins. In their secrecy, under-cover skills and determination to survive, they were the opposite of the overt, self destructive samurai. Could they fly? Make themselves invisible?... more...

  • Legends of Japanby Hiroshi Naito; Masahiko Nishino

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    These twenty-two tales open to Western readers the world of fantasy in the legendary literature of Japan—a world of ogres, monkeys, goblins, and priests, of spell-casting and rescuing people. Rich in variety, Legends of Japan includes tales of the supernatural, magic, and deities, as well as tales of romance and intrigue. The vividness and esthetic... more...

  • Korean Folk Talesby Im Bang; Yi Ryuk; James S. Gale

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 6.95

    This classic collection of Korean folk and fairy tales is of cultural enormous importance for Koreans and Westerners alike. First published in 1913 but regrettably long out of print, this fascinating little volume is now made available once again for the enjoyment of all who love an ancient tale, particularly if the setting is an exotic one. Of... more...

  • The Saga of the Volsungsby Jesse L. Byock

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 21.95

    The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J. R. R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and... more...

  • Indian Placenames in Americaby Sandy Nestor

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 50.00

    The American Indians have lost much of their land over the years, but their legacy is evident in the many places around the United States that have Indian names. Countless placenames have, however, been corrupted over time, and numerous placenames have similar spellings but different meanings. This reference work is a reprint in one combined volume... more...