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Folklore & Mythology

  • Tales, Then and Nowby ANNA ALTMANN; GAIL DE VOS

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 59.00

    Altmann and de Vos are back with more great ideas for exploring contemporary reworkings of classic folk and fairy tales that appeal to teen readers. If you loved New Tales for Old (Libraries Unlimited, 1999), this new work will be sure to please. Following the same format, each story includes tale type numbers, motifs, and lists of reworkings arranged... more...

  • Fairy Loreby ASHLIMAN ASHLIMAN

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 81.00

    Fairy lore concerns beliefs about elves, dwarfs, gnomes, trolls, mermaids, brownies, pixies, leprechauns, and many other beings found in world folklore. Written for students and general readers, this book is an introduction to fairy lore from around the world. The handbook defines and classifies types of fairies, provides numerous examples and texts,... more...

  • Luckby Deborah Aaronson; Kevin Kwan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Filled with everything you need to live a luckier life, Luck: The Essential Guide is here with information, advice, or if you just have to knock on wood. more...

  • Both Sides of the Borderby Francis Edward Abernathy

    University of North Texas Press 2004; US$ 23.96

    Texas' songs, tales, and traditions have lived and prospered on the other sides of Texas borders at one time or another before they crossed the rivers. "Both Sides of the Border" contains something foreveryone interested in Texas folklore. more...

  • African Folktalesby Roger Abrahams

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • African American Folktalesby Roger Abrahams

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" ( Choice ). Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining... more...

  • Metamorphoses of the Zooby Ralph R. Acampora; Helena Pedersen; Natalie Dian; Matthew Chrulew; Jennifer Wlech; Ralph Acampora; Nicole Mazur; Koen Margodt; Lisa Kemmerer; Bernard Rollin; Randy Malamud; Chilla Bulbeck; Leesa Fawcett; Traci Warkentin; David Lulka; Gay Bradshaw; Debra Durham

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 89.99

    Metamorphoses of the Zoo marshals a unique compendium of critical interventions that envision novel modes of authentic encounter that cultivate humanity's biophilic tendencies without abusing or degrading other animals. These take the form of radical restructurings of what were formerly zoos or map out entirely new, post-zoo sites or experiences. The... more...

  • Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazerby Robert Ackerman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 174.99

    An edition of selected letters by (and in some cases to) Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941), the eminent anthropologist and historian of religion, and author of The Golden Bough. It offers an invaluable insight into British intellectual life at the turn of the century, and also illuminates the composition, and reception, of The Golden Bough itself. - ;This... more...

  • A Mermaid's Taleby Amanda Adams

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe the seductive sirens and their honeyed songs, the powerful Arctic sea goddess Sedna, and the long-haired rusalki or Russian lore,... more...

  • Come Go Home with Me: Stories By Sheila Kay Adamsby Sheila Kay Adams

    The University of North Carolina Press 1995; US$ 19.99

    A history of Austrian anti-Semitism--and the Jewish responses to it--since the Middle Ages, with particular focus on the 1914-1938 period. This study identifies many sources and varieties of the anti-Semitism that has pervaded Austria. more...