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  • The Woman Warriorby Maxine Hong Kingston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. ... 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...

  • Mules and Menby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.51

    Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls... 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...

  • Native American Mythologyby Hartley Burr Alexander

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and other traditional tales. more...