The Greek myths. Vol. 2 by Robert Graves

By Robert Graves

Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a contemporary audience.

He demonstrates with a stunning exhibit of proper wisdom that Greek mythology is 'no extra mysterious in content material than are smooth election cartoons'.

All the scattered parts of every delusion are assembled right into a harmonious narrative, and plenty of editions are recorded which can support to figure out its ritual or old that means. complete indexes and references to the classical resources make the publication as invaluable to the coed because the normal reader. And an entire statement on each one fantasy translates the classical model within the mild of up to date archaeological and anthropological wisdom.

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Out Of The Ordinary: Folklore and the Supernatural by Barbara Walker

By Barbara Walker

Phenomenal: Folklore and the Supernatural / За гранью обычного: Фольклор и сверхъестественное КНИГИ ; КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Barbara Walker Название: extra special: Folklore and the Supernatural / За гранью обычного: Фольклор и сверхъестественное Издательство: Utah country college Press Год: 1995 Формат: pdf (rar + 3%) Размер: 13.97 Мб Язык: АнглийскийСборник эссе о народных поверьях и сверхъестественном опыте в различных культурах.These essays discover trust and supernatural event inside of an array of cultures and problem the concept that supernatural event is extraordinary.0

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A World of Turtles: A Literary Celebration by Gregory McNamee, Luis Alberto Urrea

By Gregory McNamee, Luis Alberto Urrea

We've consistently enjoyed turtles, and we've usually suspected them of loving us. a global of Turtles, which gathers literary sightings of turtles over time and again and lots of cultures, celebrates the long-standing position of those creatures within the human mind's eye. throughout our historical past we've attributed enormously anthropomorphic values to turtles—as this anthology will make certain. clever, droll, vivid, cautious, liable, severe, and sensible spring to mind, but additionally, someway, noble, steadfast, loving. Turtles are consistent symbols of power, endurance, persistence, and lengthy lifestyles. but, for us, from formative years via maturity, they're perpetual assets of pleasure as good With writings from Aesop to Melville, and folklore from the Abenaki to the Wagarra, an international of Turtles is an anthology of literary, folkloric, and clinical decisions approximately turtles and tortoises, compiled from historic, glossy, and modern resources. It appears to be like at those adored creatures from each attainable human point of view, revealing them (and us) of their many guises.

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The Cockfight: A Casebook by Alan Dundes

By Alan Dundes

Originating greater than 2500 years in the past, cockfighting is among the oldest documented activities on the earth. It has persevered to flourish regardless of bans opposed to it in lots of international locations. within the Cockfight: A Casebook, folklorist Alan Dundes brings jointly a various array of writing in this male-dominated ritual. bright descriptions of cockfights from Puerto Rico, Tahiti, eire, Spain, Brazil, and the Philippines supplement serious commentaries, from the fourth-century reflections of St. Augustine to modern anthropological and psychoanalytic interpretations. a few of the essays talk about the elaborate ideas of the cockfight, the moral query of pitting both matched roosters in a struggle to the loss of life, the emotional involvement of cockfighters and fanatics, and the sexual implications of the game. the result's an enlightening assortment for anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists, and psychologists, in addition to fans of this historical blood recreation.

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Cinderella (The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series) by Judy Sierra

By Judy Sierra

The tales of a Cinderella personality cross some distance past the commonly used stories of Perrault and Grimm. writer Judy Sierra offers 24 types that characterize a wide diversity of cultures and geographical components, kinds, with diversifications at the topic of the persecuted heroine (or sometimes hero) who emerges positive, whatever the situations. each one model is observed by way of a quick introductory paragraph that summarizes the plot and discusses the cultural heritage of the story.

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Marrow of Human Experience, The: Essays on Folklore by by William Wilson, Jill Terry Rudy

By William Wilson, Jill Terry Rudy

Composed over numerous many years, the essays listed below are remarkably clean and suitable. they provide guide for the scholar simply starting the examine of folklore in addition to repeated worth for the numerous demonstrated students who proceed to combat with concerns that Wilson has addressed. As his paintings has lengthy provided perception on serious matters—nationalism, style, trust, the connection of folklore to different disciplines within the humanities and humanities, the foreign money of legend, the importance of humor as a cultural expression, and so forth—so his contemporary writing, in its reflexive method of narrative and storytelling, illuminates today’s paradigms. Its impressive autobiographical measurement, lengthy a component of Wilson’s paintings, employs kin and native lore to attract conclusions of extra common value. in a different way to consider it's that more moderen folklorists are catching up with Wilson and what he has been approximately for it slow.

As a physique, Wilson’s essays enhance comparable subject matters and hooked up subject matters. This assortment organizes them in 3 coherent components. the 1st examines the significance of folklore—what it really is and its price in a number of contexts. half , drawing particularly at the adventure of Finland, considers the function of folklore in nationwide id, together with either the way it is helping outline and maintain identification and the fewer savory methods it can be used for the sake of nationalistic ideology. half 3, dependent largely on Wilson’s vast paintings in Mormon folklore, that is crucial in that region considering the fact that that of Austin and Alta Fife, seems at spiritual cultural expressions and outsider perceptions of them and, back, at how id is formed, through spiritual trust, adventure, and participation; via the tales approximately them; and via the numerous different expressive elements of lifestyles encountered day-by-day in a culture.

Each essay is brought through a widely known folklorist who discusses the impact of Wilson’s scholarship. those contain Richard Bauman, Margaret Brady, Simon Bronner, Elliott Oring, Henry Glassie, David Hufford, Michael Owen Jones, and Beverly Stoeltje.

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Naming the Witch by James Siegel

By James Siegel

Naming the Witch explores the hot sequence of witchcraft accusations and killings in East Java, which unfold because the Suharto regime slipped into concern after which fell. After a long time of ethnographic paintings targeting the origins and nature of violence in Indonesia, Siegel got here to the realization that prior anthropological causes of witchcraft and magic, generally in response to sociological conceptions but in addition together with the paintings of E.E. Evans-Pritchard and Claude L?vi-Strauss, have been easily insufficient to the duty of offering a whole realizing of the phenomena linked to sorcery, and especially with the tips of energy attached with it. past reasons have tended to work out witchcraft in easy competition to modernism and modernity (enchantment vs. disenchantment). the writer sees witchcraft as an influence of tradition, whilst the latter is incapable of facing coincidence, dying, and the terror of the disintegration of social and political relatives. He indicates how and why modernization and witchcraft can usually be partners, as humans try to call what has hitherto been unnameable.

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