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Download The Greek myths. Vol. 2 by Robert Graves PDF

By Robert Graves

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

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

All the scattered components of every delusion are assembled right into a harmonious narrative, and lots of variations are recorded which can support to figure out its ritual or historic which means. complete indexes and references to the classical assets make the ebook as helpful to the coed because the basic reader. And a whole observation on every one delusion translates the classical model within the gentle of latest archaeological and anthropological wisdom.

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Download Folktales of the Jews, Vol. 1: Tales from the Sephardic by Dan Ben-Amos, Dov Noy, Ellen Frankel, Ira Shander, Leonard PDF

By Dan Ben-Amos, Dov Noy, Ellen Frankel, Ira Shander, Leonard Schramm

Stories from the Sephardic Dispersion starts an important selection of Jewish folktales ever released. it's the first quantity in Folktales of the Jews, the five-volume sequence to be published over the following a number of years, within the culture of Louis Ginzberg's vintage, Legends of the Jews. The seventy one stories the following and the others during this sequence were chosen from the Israel Folktale documents (IFA), a treasure condo of Jewish lore that has remained principally unavailable to the complete global in the past. because the production of the nation of Israel, the IFA has accumulated greater than 20,000 stories from newly arrived immigrants, long-lost tales shared by way of their households from around the globe. The stories come from the main ethno-linguistic groups of the Jewish international and are consultant of a large choice of topics and motifs, specifically wealthy in Jewish content material and context. all the stories is followed by means of in-depth statement that explains the tale's cultural, old, and literary heritage and its similarity to different stories within the IFA assortment, and broad scholarly notes. there's additionally an creation that describes the Sephardic tradition and its people narrative culture, a global map of the parts lined, illustrations, biographies of the creditors and narrators, story style and motif indexes, an issue index, and a entire bibliography. till the institution of the IFA, we had had simply constrained entry to the wide variety of Jewish folks narratives. Even in Israel, the collection position of the main wide-ranging cross-section of global Jewry, those folktales have remained principally unknown. the various groups not exist as cohesive societies of their consultant lands; the Holocaust, migration, and alterations in residing types have made the continuation of those stories very unlikely. This quantity and the others to return may be monuments to a wealthy yet vanishing oral culture.

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Download Hypnosis: A Power Program for Self-Improvement, Changing by William W. Hewitt PDF

By William W. Hewitt

The following Hewitt offers a step by step advisor to self-hypnosis and hypnosis. in attaining an altered country of cognizance and use it for self-improvement. the writer discusses either the fundamentals utilization of this paintings. entire courses for fixing difficulties.

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Download Proverbs: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) by Wolfgang Mieder PDF

By Wolfgang Mieder

Almost about every body has heard a minimum of one proverb, and most of the people have heard extra. Proverbs supply a concise checklist of folks knowledge and feature seemed in oral culture, literature, artwork, and pop culture for hundreds of years. the most different and engaging varieties of folklore, proverbs are studied in any respect degrees and are of curiosity to a variety of audiences. Written by way of the main authority on proverbs, this reference supplies highschool scholars, undergraduates, and normal readers a concise but accomplished assessment of proverbs in global tradition. the quantity starts off with definitions and classifications of proverbs and a dialogue in their foundation and dissemination. It then discusses a number of consultant proverbs from all over the world. this is often by way of a overview of scholarship on proverbs. The e-book subsequent seems to be at how a number of proverbs have seemed in political speeches, literature, pop culture, and lifestyle. The instruction manual closes with a bibliography of print and digital assets and a word list. integrated are a number of photographs illustrating the position of proverbs all over the world.

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Download Exploring Alamo Legends by Wallace Chariton PDF

By Wallace Chariton

Did the recognized Davy Crockett quit on the Alamo or die combating like a tiger based on Texas culture? Did Sam Houston lie whilst he stated he ordered James Bowie to explode the Alamo? What occurred to James C. Neill, the genuine commander of the Alamo? You be the pass judgement on. After years of learning all to be had Alamo documents, together with basic letters and money owed by way of individuals, executive files from the interval, newspaper articles, diary entries, or even receipts, Wallace O. Chariton has responded those and plenty of extra of the difficult Alamo questions. No punches are pulled during this challenging hitting research. a few of the solutions offered could excite your patriotic yearnings: different extra arguable solutions could ignite your old anger. In both occasion, a few new mild has been forged onto the various shadows of the Alamo legends.

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Download Totkv Mocvse New Fire: Creek Folktales by Earnest Gouge PDF

By Earnest Gouge

Totkv Mocvse/New hearth offers the paintings of Earnest Gouge, a massive early Creek (Muskogee) writer, and makes to be had for the 1st time--in Creek and English--the myths and legends of a massive American Indian tribe. In 1915, Earnest Gouge used to be inspired via ethnographer John Reed Swanton to list Creek legends and myths. Gouge's manuscript lay within the nationwide Anthropological information for eighty-five years until eventually Creek-speaking sisters, Margaret McKane Mauldin and Juanita McGirt, and linguist Jack B. Martin, begun translating and enhancing the rfile. In Totkv Mocvse/New hearth, Gouge's tales seem in parallel structure, with the Creek textual content along the English translation. The tales hide many topics, from the funny allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and different personified animals, to looking tales designed to frighten a evening viewers within the woods. An insightful foreword by way of Craig Womack and Jack Martin's creation body the tales inside of Creek literature and background. Martin and Mauldin additionally supply short introductions to every tale, highlighting key components of Creek tradition.

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Download Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection: from Count Dracula to by Christopher Frayling PDF

By Christopher Frayling

An extended, totally illustrated, and updated variation of the vintage cultural heritage of vampires

Vampyres is a entire and generously illustrated background and anthology of vampires in literature, from the folklore of jap Europe to the Romantics and past. It comprises extracts from a tremendous diversity of sources―from Bram Stoker’s distinct study notes for Dracula to penny dreadfuls, to Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber (new to this version) that's analyzed by means of the writer in a broader cultural context.

This revised and accelerated version of the 1978 vintage brings Vampyres modern with twenty-first-century vampire literature, together with new textual content extracts, remark, and a revised creation. For the 1st time, Christopher Frayling additionally explores the improvement of the vampire within the visible arts in 4 color-plate sections, with illustrations starting from eighteenth-century prints to twenty-first-century movie stills, demonstrating the iconic attraction of the vampire from well known press to high-quality paintings and, eventually, to film.

60 colour illustrations

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