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  • Favorite Folktales from Around the Worldby Jane Yolen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.95

    Here between two covers you will find an inexhaustible source of delight for children and adults alike: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen. Over 150 tales are compiled from Iceland to Syria, Cuba to Papua. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library more...

  • Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Sagaby Hunter S. Thompson

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction.   “California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night... more...

  • Northby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 15.49

    In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to... more...

  • The Quest For Hermes Trismegistusby Gary Lachman

    Floris Books 2011; US$ 12.49

    From the sands of Alexandria via the Renaissance palaces of the Medicis, to our own times, this spiritual adventure story traces the profound influence of Hermes Trismegistus -- the 'thrice-great one', as he was often called -- on the western mind. For centuries his name ranked among the most illustrious of the ancient world. Considered by some a contemporary... more...

  • Australian Legendary Talesby K. Langloh Parker

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A collection of the legends that prevail in the Australian native Noongahburrah tribe. It is claimed as the very first work that collected and brought forward the original tales of the Aborigines. Exhilarating! more...

  • The Ghostsby Robert Green Ingersoll

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    In this work, Ingersoll has undertaken an intellectual analysis of the existence of ghosts, witches and witchcraft. Taking into account certain events from history, he has dwelled on how the elite of earlier times were obsessed with the concept of witchcraft. Grossly cruel incidents and their consequences have been narrated. Thought-provoking! more...

  • Science, Bread, and Circusesby Gregory Schrempp

    Utah State University Press 2014; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.70

    In Science, Bread, and Circuses , Gregory Schrempp brings a folkloristic viewpoint to the topic of popular science, calling attention to the persistence of folkloric form, idiom, and worldview within the increasingly important dimension of popular consciousness defined by the impact of science. Schrempp considers specific examples of texts in which... more...

  • The Golden Boughby Sir James George Frazer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Classic 1890 study of cults, rites, and myths of antiquity helped define terms of social anthropology, influencing generations of thinkers. Abridgment omits footnotes, occasionally condenses text; all main principles remain intact. more...

  • Great Norse, Celtic and Teutonic Legendsby Wilhelm Wägner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Captivating collection of legends and romances from the Teutonic Middle Ages—Hegeling and Nibelung, Beowulf, Knights of the Round Table, Lohengrin, more. Inspiring reading, both in and out of the classroom. more...

  • Curious Myths of the Middle Agesby Sabine Baring-Gould

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Compilation of tales surrounding such legendary figures as William Tell and the Man in the Moon, plus essays on their mythological, historical origins. 5 plates of illustrations; 11 line drawings. more...