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Folklore & Mythology

  • East Yorkshire Folk Talesby Ingrid Barton

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    East Yorkshire is ripe with tales of fairy gold and illusive characters. The county's folklore is engrained in every port, cliff and bridge, passed on through whispered accounts of witches long dead, legends of strange creatures or the bawdy tales of adventuring heroes. Filey Brigg was once a dragon, the people of Skinningrove held a merman captive,... more...

  • Louth Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Take a walk through the heart of Ireland in the entertaining company of professional storyteller Doreen McBride as she recounts local tales, ancient and modern, of County Louth. You will hear of the doomed love of Lassara and her harpist who haunt the waters of Carlingford Lough, of the origin of the River Boyne and of the jumping church at Kildemock.... more...

  • Bulfinch's Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch

    McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 1.99

    Bulfinch?s Mythology is a thorough overview of three major groups of mythology, and has long been cited as one of its definitive reference texts.   It is broken up into three sections, covering classical mythology (primarily Greek and Roman, though Bulfinch also touches on eastern, Norse, and druidic myth), the legends of King Arthur, and the romances... more...

  • Classical Myth on Screenby Monica S. Cyrino; Meredith E. Safran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    "Hollywood and art-house movies use classical mythology as a means of thinking about contemporary preoccupations. Classical Myth on Screen is a fresh and energetic look at myth in the movies, with new insights on myth, gender, and religion, as well as the processes of cinematic myth-making. There are many delights in this collection; I will never... more...

  • Legends of Atlantis and Lost Lemuriaby W. Scott-Elliot

    Quest Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this book inhabitants of Atlantis and Lemuria come alive--their hopes and fears, their achievements and sins. The submerged continents are described in graphic detail--their location, history, flora and fauna, human inhabitants, customs, science, religion, and contact with advanced teachers. The information comes from the writings of Plato, from... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...