By Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen
Twenty-two Norwegian folks stories, specially chosen and punctiliously tailored for younger readers. contains the tales of trainers and His Brothers, Why the ocean is Salt, Gudbrand-on-the-Hillside, The Princess at the Glass Hill, and lots of extra. a set of reports that has extremely joyful kids for generations. compatible for a long time 6 and up.
By Lisa Childs
By Thomas A. Green
Folktales are on the middle of local American tradition. ready specially for college kids and normal readers, this booklet with ease collects 31 of crucial local American folktales. those are drawn from the most important local American cultural and geographical parts and are prepared in sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and clash; and the supernatural. The stories mirror the surroundings, cultural diversifications, and winning issues of the parts from which they're taken. every one story starts with a quick introductory headnote, and the booklet closes with a specific bibliography. scholars in social stories sessions will welcome this e-book as a window on local American tradition, whereas scholars in literature classes will price its exploration of local American oral traditions.Prepared in particular for college students and common readers, this e-book comfortably collects and reviews on 31 of an important local American folktales. those are drawn from the main local American cultural and geographical components and mirror the surroundings, cultural variations, and winning issues of the areas from which they're taken.
By Hugh Mynne
Faeries are strength beings that talk throughout the symbolic language of the appropriate mind. within the similar approach that the yank Indians depend on strength animals, so does the Faerie approach depend upon helpers and allies. functional thoughts for operating with the Faerie global comprise meditation, leisure, purification and energization. trip to the Faerie Realm to adventure rebirth, love, peace and demise, and to faucet the ability of those strength beings.
By Howard Schwartz
Reimagining the Bible collects a dozen essays through Howard Schwartz. jointly the essays current a coherent concept of how during which each one successive section of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the former ones. The publication is equipped into 4 sections: the traditional types; the people culture; Mythic Echoes; and glossy Jewish Literature and the traditional types. inside those divisions, all of the essays specializes in a particular style, starting from Torah and Aggadah to Kabbalah, fairy stories, and the fashionable Yiddish tales of S.Y. Agnon and Isaac Bashevis Singer.Arguing the $64000 thesis that there's a continuity in Jewish literature which extends from the Biblical period to our personal times--a interval of over 3,000 years--this assortment additionally serves as a consultant to the background of that literature, and to the genres it includes.
By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Karen Karbiener
Frankenstein, through Mary Shelley, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at cheap costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a number of the notable beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics: All variations are superbly designed and are revealed to stronger requirements; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to improve each one reader's knowing of those enduring works.Mary Shelley begun writing Frankenstein whilst she used to be simply eighteen. straight away a Gothic mystery, a passionate romance, and a cautionary story concerning the risks of technology, Frankenstein tells the tale of devoted technology pupil Victor Frankenstein. enthusiastic about learning "the explanation for iteration and lifestyles" and "bestowing animation upon dead matter," Frankenstein assembles a person from stolen physique components yet; upon bringing it to lifestyles, he recoils in horror on the creature?s hideousness. laid low with isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a crusade of murderous revenge opposed to his writer, Frankenstein.Frankenstein, an quick bestseller and an enormous ancestor of either the horror and technology fiction genres, not just tells a terrifying tale, but in addition increases rofound, hectic questions about the very nature of existence and where of humankind in the cosmos: What does it suggest to be human? What duties will we need to one another? How some distance do we pass in tampering with Nature? In our age, packed with information of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, those questions are extra appropriate than ever. Karen Karbiener got a Ph.D. from Columbia college and at present teaches literature at manhattan college.
By Regina M. Schwartz
The Curse of Cain confronts the inherent ambiguities of biblical tales on many degrees and, in spite of everything, deals an alternate, inspiring analyzing of the Bible that's aware of visions of plenitude instead of shortage, and to an ethics according to generosity instead of violence."[A] provocative and well timed exam of the interrelationship of monotheism and violence. . . . it is a fresh replacement to criticism-biblical and otherwise-that so frequently confuses interpretation with closure; it's a call for participation to an ethic of threat, plenitude, and generosity, a welcome antidote to violence, as vital for its insights into reminiscence, id, and position as for its feedback of monotheism's violent legacy."—Booklist"Brilliant and provocative, this can be a paintings hard shut awareness from critics, theologians, and all these attracted to the resourceful roots of universal life."—Rowan Williams, Bishop of Monmouth"A stunningly vital book."—Walter Brueggemann, Theology Today"Artfully rendered, perpetually provocative."—Lawrence Weschler, New Yorker
By Chrétien de Troyes, William W. Kibler, Carleton W. Carroll
Fantastic adventures abound in those courtly romances: Erec and Enide, Cligés, The Knight of the Cart, The Knight with the Lion, and The tale of the Grail.
By Lesley Bolton
Enjoyable and academic, The every little thing Classical Mythology publication is an excellent advent to old Greek and Roman mythology. For these folks who can't recount the twelve labours of Hercules, how Odysseus tricked the Trojans, why the word ''Achilles Heel' used to be first coined, or how Medusa was once slain, this complete quantity will supply solutions to those and hundreds of thousands extra enquiries.