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- The Collins Press 2015; US$ 19.99
Birds have been part of our culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many legends and place names. Here Niall Mac Coitir provides a comprehensive look at the mythology, legends and folklore of Irish birds, both wild and domestic. He presents various aspects of bird folklore, such as fairy birds, birds of... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 11.99
Here, the craft of gardening, its rich history, wisdom and folklore will entertain, inspire and stimulate the imagination. A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers takes a stroll through gardening curiosities from ancient Egyptian wisdom to the world of garden gnomes: from discovering early garden tools to rhymes and healing gardens, there is everything here... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 55.00
Fairy tales are supposed to be magical, surprising, and exhilarating, an enchanting counterpoint to everyday life that nonetheless helps us understand and deal with the anxieties of that life. Today, however, fairy tales are far from marvelous?in the hands of Hollywood, they have been stripped of their power, offering little but formulaic narratives... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95
Hunt the Devil is a timely and illuminating exploration of demonic imagery in US war culture. In it, authors Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner examine the origins of the Devil figure in the national psyche and review numerous examples from US history of the demonization of America?s perceived opponents. Their analysis demonstrates that American military... 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...
- John Blake 2015; US$ 9.99
The terrifying events that befell the first Sleeping Beauty when she finally woke up, how Snow White's stepmother really died, and who the wolf actually was in Little Red Riding Hood?the true stories behind beloved nursery rhymes and fairy tales Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
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$ 140.00
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...