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  • Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head - The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes & Storiesby Liz Evers

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Today?s parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales – now thought too scary for little ones – with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains. Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes... 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...

  • Vampiresby Aubrey Sherman

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 16.99

    A thrilling treasury of vampire lore! Since the seventeenth century, people have been frightened, mesmerized, and fascinated by the terrifying tales of vampires. In this book, you'll uncover the history and mystery behind these bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Bosnian Lampir,... more...

  • Into the Woods of Wicked Wonderlandby Raffaele Cutolo

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 42.10

    This work explores the dynamics of the metamorphosis that the classical fairy tales have undergone throughout the centuries. Such analysis is conducted from a literary and from a memetic point of view, through an investigation that aims at outlining the role of the fairy tale within the relationship between man?s urge for self-narration and the performance... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Mythby

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    A fascinating read for anyone from general readers to hardcore fans and scholars, this encyclopedia covers virtually every aspect of the zombie as cultural phenomenon, including film, literature, folklore, music, video games, and events. more...

  • Transylvanian Vampiresby Adriana Groza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Placesby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in... more...

  • Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theoryby Veronica L. Schanoes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Testing the relationship between feminist psychoanalytic theory and feminist retellings of fairy tales and myths in the 1970s and 1990s, Schanoes shows that these contemporaneous developments in theory and art advance complementary interpretations of the same themes. Her book posits a new model that emphasizes the interdependence of theory and art... more...

  • The Fledgling Handbook 101by P. C. Cast; Kim Doner

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Merry meet, fledgling. Welcome to a new life, a new world, and a new you. Welcome to the House of Night! This might seem like a scary time, Fledgling, but never fear! As you start your journey through the ancient halls of the House of Night, this indispensable handbook will aid you in your transition from human to fledgling. Within these... 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...