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  • Thinking Deadby Murali Balaji

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99

    Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means , edited by Murali Balaji, examines various aspects of the zombie apocalypse scenario from the perspective of a variety of theoretical frameworks. Essays in the collection shed light on why we are so obsessed with the undead. This is a cutting-edge volume for the growing scholarship on media representations... more...

  • The Rise of the Vampireby Erik Butler

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 25.00

    Before Bella and Edward; Stefan and Damon Salvatore; and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter , there was Lestat and Louis, The Lost Boys , and Buffy Summers. Before True Blood and Let the Right One In , there was Dark Shadows and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles . And then there is the most prominent of them all: Dracula, immortalized by Bram... more...

  • The White Devilby Matthew Beresford

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris , the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just... more...

  • Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Taleby Marina Warner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on... more...

  • Trollsby John Lindow

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Trolls lurk under bridges waiting to eat children, threaten hobbits in Middle-Earth, and invade the dungeons of Hogwarts. Often they are depicted as stupid, slow, and ugly creatures, but they also appear as comforting characters in some children?s stories or as plastic dolls with bright, fuzzy hair. Today, the name of this fantastic being from Scandinavia... more...

  • Shambhalaby Victoria LePage

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    For thousands of years, stories have been told about an inaccessible garden paradise hidden among the icy peaks and secluded valleys of the Himalayas. Called by some Shangri-la, this mythical kingdom, where the pure at heart live forever among jewel lakes, wish-fulfilling trees, and speaking stones, has fired the imagination of both actual explorers... more...

  • The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Centerby Edward P. Comentale; Aaron Jaffe

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    They have stalked the horizons of our culture, wreaked havoc on moribund concepts of dead and not dead, threatened our sense of identity, and endangered our personal safety. Now zombies have emerged from the lurking shadows of society?s fringes to wander the sacred halls of the academy, feasting on tender minds and hurling rot across our intellectual... 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...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 34.56

    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...

  • Signifying Animalsby Roy Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 66.95

    A fresh assessment of the workings of animal symbolism in diverse cultures. Reconsiders the concept of totemism and exposes common fallacies in symbolic interpretation. more...