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Folklore & Mythology

  • Plutoby Richard Grossinger; Richard C. Hoagland; Robert Kelly; Rob Brezsny; Dana Wilde

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    Encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology, Pluto offers a wealth of knowledge about our most famous dwarf planet. First observed in 1930 and once defined as the ninth and final planet in our solar system, Pluto and its discovery and reclassification throw a unique light on how we generate meaning in science and culture. This anthology,... more...

  • The Robber Bridegroomby Brothers Grimm

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    'Then she began to run, and she ran over the sharp stones and through the thorns, and the wild animals bounded past her ...' Four weird, dark and enchanting fairy-tales from the Brothers Grimm. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin... more...

  • Costumeby Pravina Shukla

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self... more...

  • The Physics of Sorrowby Georgi Gospodinov; Angela Rodel

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    Georgi Gospodinov was born in 1968 and is one of the most translated contemporary Bulgarian writers. His first novel, Natural Novel was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2005 and was praised by the New Yorker , New York Times , and several other prestigious review outlets. A collection of his short stories, And Other Stories was published... more...

  • Jane Eyre's Sistersby Jody Gentian Bower

    Quest Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Joseph Campbell's model of the hero's journey doesn't work for women, says author Jody Bower. We need a different model to do justice to a woman's experience of moving beyond the expectations of conventional societal roles to find her true, creative self. To explore the pattern of the woman's heroic journey in contrast to a man's, Bower draws from... more...

  • The Magic of the Horseshoeby Robert Means Lawrence

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 5.82

    Superstitions still have a firm hold in cultures all across the world and have inspired countless books and films across the ages. But where did so many of them come from and how do myths and beliefs differ from country to country? Publishing on Friday 13th, discover this 1899 gem full of interesting facts and packed with titbits. Find out why people... more...

  • Chinese Folktales: An Anthologyby Yin-Lien C. Chin; Yetta S. Center; Mildred Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Flows with the naturalness of conversation". -- The Small Press Book Review "Translated with simplicity and lucidity". -- The Book Reader "This collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China in different time periods represents a popular choice and one sure to be well-received". -- Religious Studies Review more...

  • Folktales from Africaby Dianne Stewart; Marjorie van Heerden

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 8.00

    Twenty traditional folktales from Africa, retold and illustrated for a modern audience. more...

  • True Mythby James W. Menzies

    The Lutterworth Press 2015; US$ 38.00

    True Myth examines the meaning and significance of myth as understood by C.S.Lewis and Joseph Campbell and its place in the Christian faith in a technologicalsociety. C.S. Lewis defined Christianity, and being truly human, as a relationshipbetween the personal Creator and his creation mediated through faith in his son, Jesus.The influential writer... more...

  • Field Guide to Luckby Alys R. Yablon

    Quirk Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Take Control of Your Destiny!   From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits?s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate.   Fortunately, Field Guide to Luck can help you recognize... more...