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  • Once and Future Mythsby Phil Cousineau

    Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 24.95

    Drawing from history, movies, pop culture, and his own life experience, filmmaker and writer Phil Cousineau shows how ancient myths continue to affect and shape our contemporary lives. Each chapter moves from the ancient to the modern, from the once, to the now, to the future. Chapters include both retellings of classical myths--Sisyphus, Odysseus,... more...

  • Once Upon a Timeby Marina Warner

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 12.99

    In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture. more...

  • Strange and Secret Peoplesby Carole G. Silver

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 50.00

    Teeming with creatures - both real and imagined - this study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. more...

  • Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia Resourcesby Wanda Finnen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 32.00

    Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts and... more...

  • Tales and Translationby Cay Dollerup

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    Dealing with the most translated work of German literature, the Tales of the brothers Grimm (1812-1815), this book discusses their history, notably in relation to Denmark and subsequently other nations from 1816 to 1986. The Danish intelligentsia responded enthusiastically to the tales and some were immediately translated into Danish by a nobleman... more...

  • Grimm Languageby Orrin W. Robinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Grimm Language addresses a number of issues in the Grimms’ fairy tales from a (Germanic) linguist’s point of view. In sections dealing with the Grimms’ use of regional dialect material, various grammatical constructions, and specific nouns and adjectives in their Children’s and Household Tales , the author argues that the Grimms were consciously... more...

  • Narrative Performancesby Alexandra Georgakopoulou

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 165.00

    Conversational narratives provide valuable resources for the discursive construction and invoking of personal and sociocultural identities. As such, their sociolinguistic and cultural analysis constitute a high priority in the agenda of discourse studies. This book contributes to the growing line of discourse-analytic research on the dynamic relations... more...

  • Enduring Rootsby Gayle Brandow Samuels

    Rutgers University Press 1999; US$ 17.95

     Trees are the grandest and most beautiful plant creations on earth. From their shade-giving, arching branches and strikingly diverse bark to their complex root systems, trees represent shelter, stability, place, and community as few other living objects can. Enduring Roots  tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple,... more...

  • NunsDrakka's Child and other Storiesby Hedley Griffin

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    This selection of short stories is aimed at children and is masterfully written by Hedley Griffin. Each story offers a spiritual and moral meaning. more...