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Mysticism

  • The Book of Margery Kempeby Margery Kempe; Anthony Bale

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Alas that I ever did sin! It is so merry in Heaven!'The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife... more...

  • Folktales from the Helotes Settlementby John Igo

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 15.96

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Sufismby Lloyd Ridgeon

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book traces the evolution of Sufism from the formative period to the present. more...

  • Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Manby Shira Chess; Eric Newsom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Slender Man entered the general popular consciousness in May 2014, when two young girls led a third girl into a wooded area and stabbed her. Examining the growth of the online horror phenomenon, this book introduces unique attributes of digital culture and establishes a needed framework for studies of other Internet memes and mythologies. more...

  • Grimm Legaciesby Jack Zipes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In Grimm Legacies , esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world?the... more...

  • The Poetics of Transcendenceby Elisa Heinämäki; P.M. Mehtonen; Antt Salminen

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 59.00

    The present ?turn to religion? has also meant a rekindled interest in transcendence, a concept once deemed a relic of a metaphysical past. This volume approaches transcendence from a particular perspective: that of language and literature seen as a matrix of expression of transcendence and its interplay of immanence. The essays in this volume probe... more...

  • Shanti and the Magic Mandalaby F. T. Camargo

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups - one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru,... more...

  • Cherokee Myths and Legendsby Terry L. Norton

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

    Retelling 30 myths and legends of the Eastern Cherokee, this book presents the stories with important details providing a culturally authentic and historically accurate context. Background information is given within each story so the reader may avoid reliance on glossaries, endnotes, or other explanatory aids. The reader may thus experience the stories... more...

  • Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poemsby Joe Moffett

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book examines how postmodernist writers use the long poem as a means of exploring a direct relationship with the divine. They find that the must chart individual paths of spiritual understanding informed by the culture in which they are situated. more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...