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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.50
The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore is a compilation of traditional Hindu stories with a common thread: sexual transformation and gender metamorphosis. As the author states, “Every culture has sacred narratives that capture its worldview. Among them, one occasionally finds stories that seem to rupture the traditional discourse.... more...
- KaleaBook 2013; US$ 13.99
Lust auf Farbe? Lust auf Kreativität? Edi Colore, der Farbenvampir, nimmt dich mit auf eine spannende, bunte und kreative Reise in die Welt der Farben. Erfahre alles über den coolen Edi und seine farbenfrohen Ideen und lass dich von ihm inspirieren, deine eigenen Kunstwerke zu malen. Tauche ein in ein buntes Abenteuer. Tolle Tipps und viel Wissenswertes... more...
- 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...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00
Fire-breathing dragons, beautiful mermaids, majestic unicorns, terrifying three-headed dogs—these fantastic creatures have long excited our imagination. Medieval authors placed them in the borders of manuscripts as markers of the boundaries of our understanding. Tales from around the world place these beasts in deserts, deep woods, remote... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2013; US$ 79.99
This book presents the vampire as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire (such as Dracula), or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, we move around the world and into the twenty-first century: reshaping the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 19.95
Zombies would appear to be unthinkable, the ultimate nightmare of a world devoured by the dead, and yet more and more often this horror-scape provides a form of figurative capture for the way things are. Zombies explores the recent transformation of zombie from cult genre to a figure that pervades western culture. Rutherford examines the zombie... more...
- 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...