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Folklore & Mythology

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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...

  • Parallel Mythsby J.F. Bierlein

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    “Unusually accessible and useful . . . An eye-opener to readers into the universality and importance of myth in human history and culture.”—William E. Paden, Chair, Department of Religion, University of Vermont For as long as human beings have had language, they have had myths. Mythology is our earliest form of literary expression and the foundation... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legendby Elizabeth Archibald; Ad Putter

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    An overview of how the legend of Arthur and his Knights evolved from the earliest documentary sources to Spamalot. more...

  • Folklore Rulesby Lynne S. McNeill

    Utah State University Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?;... more...

  • Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulaeby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.95

    By offering, for the first time in a single edition, complete English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae --the two most important surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this volume enables readers to compare the two's versions of the most important Greek and Roman myths. A General Introduction sets the Library... more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 17.00

      The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer... 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...