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Folklore & Mythology

  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • "So Wise Were Our Elders"by John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "So wise were our elders!" Thus exclaims Mariano Chicunque, himself an elder, expressing in a single phrase the thrust of the mythic narrative tradition he simultaneously presents and represents in his storytelling. A remarkable body of mythology is documented for the first time in this volume. John Homes McDowell's study revolves around thirty-two... more...

  • 101 Amazing Mythical Beastsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam, and how can you spot a Kitsune in human form? Is Slenderman the most frightening mythical creature, or is that honour bestowed on the fearsome... more...

  • The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Livedby Allan Lazar; Dan Karlan; Jeremy Salter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tom, here is a compelling, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers who have helped shape our culture and our lives. The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived offers fascinating histories of our most beloved, hated, feared,... more...

  • 101 Myths of the Bibleby Gary Greenberg

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2002; US$ 14.99

    The truth behind the biblical stories of the Old Testament. more...

  • 101 Scottish Songs: The wee red bookby Norman Buchan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 9.37

    A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular book ?101 Scottish Songs? published by Collins in 1962. Popularized as ?the wee red songbook? in Scottish folk circles, this publication was in print for 26 years. more...

  • AKBAR AND BIRBALby Amita Sarin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 10.18

    The friendship between Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal created history?and some delightful stories!The tales of Akbar and Birbal have been passed on from generation to generation; enthralling young and old listeners alike. This book brings together a selection of these stories; along with fascinating historical details about the Mughal court;... more...

  • Aberdeenshire Folk Talesby Grace Banks; Sheena Blackhall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The folklore of the North East provides a rich tapestry for the tales within; from Celtic and Pictish origins meet witches, selkies, smugglers, fairies, monsters, despicable rogues, riddles and heroes. Tragic events, spellbinding characters, humour, romance and clever minds are bound together by two well-established storytellers living and working... more...

  • The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knightsby John Steinbeck; Chase Horton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render Malory into Modern English, Steinbeck recreated the rhythm and tone of the original Middle English. more...

  • Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Childrenby Barbara Tepa Lupack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 112.00

    For centuries, the Arthurian legends have fascinated and inspired countless writers, artists, and readers, many of whom first became acquainted with the story as youngsters. From the numerous retellings of Malory and versions of Tennyson for young people to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave rise. From the Arthurian... more...