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  • Epicby Frederick Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Epic does many things. Among others, it defines the nature of the human storyteller; recalls the creation of the world and of the human race; describes the paradoxical role of the hero as both the Everyman and the radical exception; and establishes the complex quest underlying all human action. Epic illustrates that these ingredients of epic storytelling... more...

  • Celtic Mythologyby Philip Freeman

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    Most people have heard of the Celts--the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of a bygone era, a world destroyed by the ambition of empire and the spread of Christianity throughout Western... more...

  • Folklore: The Basicsby Simon J. Bronner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 24.95

    Folklore: The Basics is an engaging guide to the practice and interpretation of folklore. Taking examples from around the world, it explores the role of folklore in expressing fundamental human needs, desires, and anxieties that often are often not revealed through other means. Providing a clear framework for approaching the study of folklore, it... more...

  • Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princessesby Maire Daley; Kevin Orr; Joel Petrie; Gemma Breed; Frank Coffield; Beatrix E. Groves; Rania Hafez; Yvonne Hillier; Julie Hughes; Rebecca Maxted; Lou Mycroft; Matt O'Leary; Damien Page; Rob Peutrell; Doug Rouxel; Rob Smith; Wesley Storey; Dan Taubman; Jane Weatherby

    Institute of Education Press 2016; US$ 33.56

    In the Brothers Grimm tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses they escape from the room they are locked in to dance all through each night. Using this as a metaphor for the possibility of subversion and autonomy in FE teaching, twelve practitioners suggest professional development that will culminate in a collective, celebratory result. more...

  • Ireland's Birds – Myths, Legends & Folkloreby Niall Mac Coitir; Gordon D’Arcy

    The Collins Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Birds have been part of our culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many legends and place names. Here Niall Mac Coitir provides a comprehensive look at the mythology, legends and folklore of Irish birds, both wild and domestic. He presents various aspects of bird folklore, such as fairy birds, birds of... more...

  • Überlieferungsgeschichtenby Rolf Wilhelm Brednich

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    Von R. W. Brednich, Hauptherausgeber der Enzyklopädie des Märchens und Bestsellerautor sagenhafter Geschichten, werden hier 26 kulturhistorische Studien vorgelegt, die sich speziell unter medialen Gesichtspunkten der europäischen Lied-, Erzähl- und Bildüberlieferung von der frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegenwart widmen. Als exemplarische Überlieferungsgeschichten... more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literatureby Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... more...

  • Preserving the Spellby Armando Maggi

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Fairy tales are supposed to be magical, surprising, and exhilarating, an enchanting counterpoint to everyday life that nonetheless helps us understand and deal with the anxieties of that life. Today, however, fairy tales are far from marvelous—in the hands of Hollywood, they have been stripped of their power, offering little but formulaic narratives... more...

  • Hunt the Devilby Robert L. Ivie; Oscar Giner

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Hunt the Devil is a timely and illuminating exploration of demonic imagery in US war culture. In it, authors Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner examine the origins of the Devil figure in the national psyche and review numerous examples from US history of the demonization of America’ s perceived opponents. Their analysis demonstrates that American military... more...

  • Yureiby Zack Davisson

    Chin Music Press Inc. 2015; US$ 22.99

    An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei , or Japanese ghosts, both past and present. more...