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Folklore & Mythology

  • Tyrone Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2016; US$ 5.99

    The people of Tyrone have the reputation for having 'open hearts and a desire to please' and their folk tales are as varied as their landscape. There are the tales of the amazing feats of the giant Finn McCool and the derring-do of the Red Hand of Ulster as well as the dramatic story of Half-Hung MacNaughton and the hilarious tale of Dixon from Dungannon... more...

  • Golemby Maya Barzilai

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    In the 1910s and 1920s, a ?golem cult? swept across Europe and the U.S., later surfacing in Israel. Why did this story of a powerful clay monster molded and animated by a rabbi to protect his community become so popular and pervasive? The golem has appeared in a remarkable range of popular media: from the Yiddish theater to American comic books, from... more...

  • Fairy Tales for the Disillusionedby Gretchen Schultz; Lewis Seifert

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36

    The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry, and capricious. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects thirty-six tales, many newly translated, by writers associated with the decadent literary... more...

  • Ireland's Immortalsby Mark Williams

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    Ireland?s Immortals tells the story of one of the world?s great mythologies. The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation?s languages, the book describes how Ireland?s pagan divinities were transformed into literary characters in the medieval Christian era?and how they were recast... more...

  • An Irish Christmasby Stephen Newman

    The History Press 2016; US$ 4.99

    This book is a compendium of material, in English and Irish, on the festival of Christmas from the manuscripts of the National Folklore Collection recalling how Christmas was celebrated in the nineteenth and early twentieth century in all its regional diversity.The book begins with accounts of the Christmas preparations, before moving through Christmas... more...

  • The Hidden Peopleby Alison Littlewood

    Quercus 2016; US$ 18.99

    'A timeless story that equally delights and disturbs' The bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling mystery - w here superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling,... more...

  • Best Fairy Talesby Hans Christian Andersen

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.21

    Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales - with an anarchic twist - but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such... more...

  • Grimms' Fairy Talesby Brothers Grimm

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.21

    For the past two centuries these delightful stories, gathered together and written down by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, have entertained and frightened children and adults alike. The lives of Tom Thumb, Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin and the Frog Prince form part of our common heritage: they stimulate the imagination and the heart, and linger at... more...

  • Best Fairy Stories of the Worldby Marcus Clapham

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.21

    Fairy tales are the simplest and purest expressions of the collective unconscious and so a study of the world's best fairy stories offers a wealth of insights into the human mind, from a multitude of nations and cultures. Folk tales and fairy stories were originally intended for both adults and children - Grimms' Household Tales , for instance -... more...

  • Material Vernacularsby Jason Baird Jackson

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms. The contributors to this volume offer revealing insights into the significance of such practices as scrapbooking, folk art... more...