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Outsider Art

Visionary Worlds and Trauma

by Daniel Wojcik

<p>Outsider art has exploded onto the international art scene, gaining widespread attention for its startling originality and visual power. As an expression of raw creativity, outsider art remains associated with self-taught visionaries, ...

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Packy Jim

Folklore and Worldview on the Irish Border

by Ray Cashman

<p>Growing up on a secluded smuggling route along the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic, Packy Jim McGrath regularly heard the news, songs, and stories of men and women who stopped to pass the time until cover of darkness. In his early

ISBN: 9780299308988

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Paul Bunyan in Michigan

Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends

by Jon C. Stott

<p>The loggers who settled Michigan's Upper Peninsula whiled away winter evenings with tales of extreme weather, strange geography, legendary beasts and improbable feats. One mythic figure strode confidently from one story to the next, his ...

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Per Amica Silentia Lunae

by W. B. Yeats

<p>My Dear “Maurice”—I was often in France before you were born or when you were but a little child. When I went for the first or second time Mallarmé had just written: “All our age is full of the trembling of the veil of the temple.” One met ...

ISBN: 9788892512634

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Persinette

by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont La Force, Laura Christensen & Brothers Grimm

<p><em>A hundred years before Rapunzel, there was Persinette. Before the Old Witch ever locked Rapunzel in a tower, a Fairy set out to change Persinette's destiny.</em> </p> <p>Read the French fairy tale that inspired the Grimm Brothers' ...

ISBN: 1230000661256

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Phantom Hitchhikers and Decoy Ducks

The strange stories behind the urban legends we can't stop telling each other

by Albert Jack

<p>**'Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Was Sir Winston Churchill really a Druid? Did Charlie Chaplin lose a lookalike competition? Did The Who's drummer Keith Moon drive his Rolls Royce into a swimming pool? The man with the answers

ISBN: 1230002176031

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Pole Raising and Speech Making

Modalities of Swedish American Summer Celebration

by Jennifer Eastman Attebery

<p>In <em>Pole Raising and Speech Making</em>, author Jennifer Eastman Attebery focuses on the beginnings of the traditional Scandinavian Midsummer celebration and the surrounding spring-to-summer seasonal festivities in the Rocky Mountain West ...

ISBN: 9780874219999

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Practically Joking

by Moira Marsh

<p>In <em>Practically Joking</em>, the first full-length study of the practical joke, Moira Marsh examines the value, artistry, and social significance of this ancient and pervasive form of vernacular expression.</p> <p>Though they are ...

ISBN: 9780874219845

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Practically Joking

by Moira Marsh

<div><p>In <i>Practically Joking</i>, the first full-length study of the practical joke, Moira Marsh examines the value, artistry, and social significance of this ancient and pervasive form of vernacular expression.</p><p>Though they are ...

ISBN: 9781457195365

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Programmed Capitalism: Computer-mediated Global Society

Computer-mediated Global Society

by Maurice Estabrooks

<p>Focuses on how the computer has transformed the economy into an information processing and intelligence system. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781315493114

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Public Performances

Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque

by Jack Santino

<p><em>Public Performances</em> offers a deep and wide-ranging exploration of relationships among genres of public performance and of the underlying political motivations they share. Illustrating the connections among three themes—the political,

ISBN: 9781607326359

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Ravenwind

by Hartzell Cobbs

<p>From ancient lore, down millenniums, traveling through worldwide mythologies, legends, and folktales, the mythical raven is entwined in the history of mankind. Most researchers agree that about twenty thousand years ago the first Americans ...

ISBN: 9781480873742

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Real Nightmares (Book 10)

Ghastly and Grisly Spooks

by Brad Steiger

<p>*Unbelievable, but true: abductions, ghosts, attacks in the dark and the woods, and more<br /> *Brad Steiger's favorite and scariest stories of mysterious visitors from aliens to ghosts to the unknown in between...<br /> *Scary stories for ...

ISBN: 9781578594443

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Real Nightmares (Book 12)

Freaks, Fiends and Evil Spirits

by Brad Steiger

<p>Unnatural squeals. Hair-raising yelps. Wretched cries. What sinister beings lurk in the woods, swamps, cities, and closets near us? Dark stories of rabid creatures await you in this latest Real Nightmares compilation. Explore the strange ...

ISBN: 9781578594504

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Real Nightmares (Book 9)

Alien Strangers and Foreign Worlds

by Brad Steiger

<p>Abductions, invasions, and encounters. Entities, aliens, and ancients. Who is among us? What happened in the past and what should we expect for the future? Explore the strange world of the unknown with paranormal researcher extraordinaire ...

ISBN: 9781578594412

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Real Zombies, the Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse

by Brad Steiger

<div>Featuring 30 chilling stories of reallife zombie encounters, this comprehensive and unsettling study draws upon traditions found throughout the world to dispel common depictions of zombies as lurching, flesheating automatons made popular by

ISBN: 9781578593439

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Rebuilding an Enlightened World

Folklorizing America

by Bill Ivey

<p>Today, the long-assumed belief in the permanence of an enlightened world is suddenly open to challenge. Human rights, participatory government, and social justice are losing global influence, and the world of ordinary people is pushing back ...

ISBN: 9780253030153

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Recasting Folk in the Himalayas

Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

by Stefan Fiol

<p>Colonialist, nationalist, and regionalist ideologies have profoundly influenced folk music and related musical practices among the Garhwali and Kumaoni of Uttarakhand. Stefan Fiol blends historical and ethnographic approaches to unlock these ...

ISBN: 9780252099786

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Recovering Lost Treasure

by Eric Odell-Hein

<p>This unique exploration of cultural religious symbolism found in the Bible shows the pervasiveness and relationship of biblical and non-biblical symbols and myths, and reveals how Jesus is the perfect and ultimate fulfillment of mythical ...

ISBN: 9781683144038

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Red Road Legends Of The Native American Indians

by G.W. Mullins

<p>Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. ...

ISBN: 1230002150086

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