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Folklore & Mythology

  • A Joosr Guide to... The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkinsby Joosr

    Bokish Ltd 2015; US$ 2.99

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. ... more...

  • Tipperary Folk Talesby Aideen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    County Tipperary abounds in folk tales, myths and legends and a selection of the best, drawn from historical sources and newly recorded local reminiscences, have been brought to life here by local storyteller Aideen McBride. Here you will find the lore of the Arra Hills and the Silvermine Montains, tales of how rivers got their names, and the ancient... more...

  • Laois Folk Talesby Nuala Hayes; Rita Duffy

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Take a walk through this county in the heart of Ireland in the entertaining company of professional storyteller Nuala Hayes as she recounts local tales, ancient and modern. Discover stories of ancient heroes and their heroic deeds along with the murderous crimes of the more criminally inclined and the fantastical accounts of fairy mischief and encounters... more...

  • Japanese Tales from Times Pastby Naoshi Koriyama; Bruce Allen; Karen Thornber

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This collection of translated tales is from the most famous work in all of Japanese classical literature?the Konjaku Monogatari Shu . This collection of traditional Japanese folklore is akin to the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer or Dante's Inferno ?powerfully entertaining tales that reveal striking aspects of the cultural psychology, fantasy, and... more...

  • The Symbolism and Sources of Outlanderby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series--and the massive serial novel on which it is based--has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic.Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan... more...

  • Haunted Holidaysby Roberta Simpson Brown; Lonnie E. Brown

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    With its tales of benevolent and malicious specters, terrifying monsters, and unexplained phenomena, Halloween is the holiday most people associate with spooky stories. But do spirits remain hidden the rest of the year? In the rich storytelling customs of the commonwealth, the supernatural world is also connected with holidays such as Thanksgiving,... more...

  • The Reason for Flowersby Stephen Buchmann

    Scribner 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    Cultural history at its best?the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world?s flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist, and illustrated with his stunning photographs. Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. They... more...

  • Sligo Folk Talesby Joe McGowan

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    For the devotee of Irish heritage, mythology or folklore, County Sligo has everyting. From the Curlew mountains in the south, where Aodh Ruadh Domhnaill defeated an English army under Sir Conyers Clifford, to Benbulben's slopes in the north, where St Colmcille battled the High King of Ireland, every hill and valley is linked by the gossamer threads... more...

  • Yureiby Zack Davisson

    Chin Music Press Inc. 2015; US$ 22.95

    An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei , or Japanese ghosts, both past and present. more...

  • From The Beast To The Blondeby Marina Warner

    Random House 2015; US$ 30.38

    Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of the famous tales, the contexts in which they flourished, and the tellers themselves - from ancient sibylis and old crones to Angela Carter and Disney. more...