Bad Clowns by Benjamin Radford

By Benjamin Radford

Undesirable clowns—those malicious misfits of the halfway who terrorize, hang-out, and threaten us—have lengthy been a cultural icon. This booklet describes the historical past of undesirable clowns, why clowns move undesirable, and why many folks worry them. Going past normal clowns corresponding to the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy, and Stephen King’s Pennywise, it additionally gains strange, lesser-known tales of peculiar clown antics together with Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, intercourse clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns, and lots more and plenty extra. undesirable Clowns blends humor, research, and scholarship to bare what's in the back of the clown’s darkish smile.

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Alabama: one big front porch by Kathryn Tucker Windham

By Kathryn Tucker Windham

First released in 1975 and lengthy out of print, this booklet is now reissued in a good-looking re-creation. Alabama is like one monstrous entrance porch the place parents assemble on summer season nights to inform stories. it is a sprawling porch stretching from the Tennessee River Valley to the sandy Gulf shores. during this publication, Mrs. Windham takes readers on a travel of the historical past, humans, and locations of the "heart of Dixie." The tales are alike of their unmistakable Southern mixture of exaggeration, humor, pathos, folklore, and romanticism with family members heritage woven in.

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Continuity and Innovation in the Magical Tradition by Gideon Bohak, Yuval Harari Shaul Shaked

By Gideon Bohak, Yuval Harari Shaul Shaked

This quantity brings jointly 13 stories via as many specialists within the research of 1 or extra historical or medieval magical traditions, from historical Mesopotamia and Pharaonic and Greco-Roman Egypt to the Greek international, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It lays certain emphasis at the recurrence of comparable phenomena in magical texts as a long way aside because the Akkadian cuneiform pills and an Arabic manuscript acquired in Egypt within the late-twentieth century. Such similarities show to what volume many alternative cultures proportion a paranormal good judgment that's strikingly exact, and specifically they convey the recurrence of sure phenomena whilst magical practices are transmitted in written shape and sometimes defend, undertake and adapt a lot older textual devices.

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The rabbit on the face of the moon: mythology in the by Alfredo Lopez Austin

By Alfredo Lopez Austin

Eighteen essays offer an available, enjoyable look at a process of millennia-old legends and beliefs.Mythology is without doubt one of the nice creations of humankind. It varieties the middle of sacred books and displays the private preoccupations of humans, their such a lot intimate secrets and techniques, their glories, and their infamies.In 1990, Alfredo L?pez Austin, one of many greatest students of old Mesoamerican notion, all started a sequence of essays approximately mythology within the Mesoamerican culture, released in M?xico Ind?gena. even though his articles have been written for common readers, they have been additionally meant to have interaction experts. They span a divers material: myths and names, eclipses, stars, left and correct, M?xican origins, Aztec incantations, animals, and the incorporation of Christian parts into the dwelling mythologies of Mexico. The identify essay relates the Mesoamerican fable explaining why there's a rabbit o the moon’s face to a Buddhist photograph and indicates the significance of the profound legendary ideas offered through every one image.The eighteen essays during this quantity are unified via their foundation in Mesoamerican culture and supply an obtainable, wonderful look at a approach of millennia-old legends and beliefs. 

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Grimm language : grammar, gender and genuineness in the by Orrin W. Robinson

By Orrin W. Robinson

Grimm Language addresses a couple of concerns within the Grimms’ fairy stories from a (Germanic) linguist’s perspective. In sections facing the Grimms’ use of neighborhood dialect fabric, numerous grammatical buildings, and particular nouns and adjectives of their Children’s and loved ones Tales, the writer argues that the Grimms have been consciously or unconsciously following a few ambitions. those incorporated reinforcing the general Germanic impact of the stories (though we now understand that lots of them had French inspiration), notable the best stability among archaic and colloquial language to reach at an awesome narrative kind for what used to be arguably a brand new style, and selling or no less than reflecting stereotypes about the right roles for girls and boys. The booklet can be of curiosity not just to these attracted to fairy stories, and the Grimms’ specifically, but additionally extra as a rule to these drawn to the intersection among linguistics and literary scholarship.

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Arabian Night's Entertainments (Oxford World's Classics) by Robert L. Mack

By Robert L. Mack

The tales contained during this "store condo of inventive fiction" begin a trend of literary reference and impact which this present day is still as robust and excessive because it was once in the course of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. Sinbad, Ali Baba, Aladdin: all make their visual appeal right here. This version reproduces in its entirety the earliest English translation of the French orientalist Antoine Galland's Mille et une Nuits (1001 Nights), which remained for over a century the single English translation of the tale cycle, influencing an incalculable variety of writers. furthermore, it bargains the whole textual content or the stories supplemented via large explanatory notes and plot summaries, that are fairly very important as those expansive tales are complicated and interwoven.

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The Golden Dawn Journal: Book IV,The Magical Pantheons by Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero

By Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero

The paranormal pantheons of the area have enriched humanity via internal communique with the Divine Self and during the heroic, sleek stories of the gods and goddesses. This quantity explores the magickal pantheons of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, in addition to the traditional Hebrew, Celtic and Norse pantheons. evaluate the devotional and magical practices of pagans in old and sleek instances.

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