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  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 18.95

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts... more...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition   The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell,... more...

  • Trickster Makes This Worldby Lewis Hyde; Michael Chabon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99

    In Trickster Makes This World , Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the old stories--Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North America, among others--and then holds them up against the lives and work of more recent creators:... more...

  • Genesisby Eduardo Galeano

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Eduardo Galeano (1940?2015) was one of Latin America?s most distinguished writers. He was the author of the trilogy Memory of Fire,  Open Veins of Latin America ,  Soccer in Sun and Shadow ,  Days and Nights of Love and War ,  The Book of Embraces ,  Walking Words ,  Voices of Time ,  Upside Down ,  Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone , and  Children... more...

  • Mythologyby Edith Hamilton; Aphrodite Trust; Apollo Trust

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 19.99

    Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literatureby Victor H. Mair; Mark Bender

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature , two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection presents works drawn from the large body of oral literature of many of China's recognized ethnic groups?including the Han, Yi, Miao,... more...

  • Weightby Jeanette Winterson

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 19.95

    The Titan Atlas has led a failed rebellion against the gods of Olympus and is condemned to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas' story into the twenty-first century, with thorny questions about the nature of choice and coercion and about how we forge our own destiny. more...

  • Folklore and the Internetby Trevor J. Blank

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 20.95

    A pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These stuidies show that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, since the Internet's beginnings, to language, practice, and interaction online. Users of many sorts continue to develop the Internet as a significant... more...

  • Classical Mythologyby Helen Morales

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99

    From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse... more...

  • Primal Mythsby Barbara C. Sproul

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.99

    A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American. more...