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Robicheaux's Roots

Culture and Tradition in James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux Novels

by Patricia M. Gaitely

<p>James Lee Burke developed the character of Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux through twenty mystery novels published over three decades. Despite readers’ increasing interest in Detective Robicheaux, his habits and preferences originate from a ...

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Robicheaux's Roots: Culture and Tradition in James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux Novels

by Gaitely, Patricia M.

<p> James Lee Burke developed the character of Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux through twenty mystery novels published over three decades. Despite readers' increasing interest in Detective Robicheaux, his habits and preferences originate from a

ISBN: 9780807164174

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Sacred Geometry of the Earth

The Ancient Matrix of Monuments and Mountains

by Mark Vidler & Catherine Young

<p>Identifies the patterns of our planet’s design within the natural landscape</p> <p>• Explains the geometry inherent in the mountains and coasts on all continents</p> <p>• Reveals how ancient monuments were built to reflect and enhance the ...

ISBN: 9781620554692

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Sassywood Man

And Other Folklores

by Lorraine Sherman Mason

<p>In this collection of short stories and prose, Lorraine introduces her readers to life in Liberia, mostly in the 1970s, a crucial time in her childhood. She hopes to convey the struggle of not only single mothers but of a people caught ...

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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

by Jie Gao

<p>The Modern Chinese Folklore Movement coalesced at National Peking University between 1918 and 1926. A group of academics, inspired by Western thought, turned to the study of folklore – popular songs, beliefs, and customs – to rally people ...

ISBN: 9780774838412

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Scarabs

by Isaac Myer

<p>An element of great value to the student of religions is, that the scarabæus symbol, is the earliest expression of the most ancient idea of the immortality of the soul after death that has reached our day, taking us back however to a period ...

ISBN: 9788892542723

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Scatterlings

Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia

by Martin Shaw

<p>In <em>Scatterlings</em> Martin Shaw walks the myth-lines of seven stories based in and around his homeland of Dartmoor, England. Rather than the commentaries on such tales being primarily balanced against other literary sources, Shaw uses ...

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Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan

by Noriko Reider

<p>In Japanese culture, <em>oni</em> are ubiquitous supernatural creatures who play important roles in literature, lore, and folk belief. Characteristically ambiguous, they have been great and small, mischievous and dangerous, and ugly and ...

ISBN: 9781607324904

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Sioux Legends Of The Lakota, Dakota, And Nakota Indians

by G.W. Mullins

<p>Native American Mythology began long before the European settlers arrived on North American soil. Contrary to popular beliefs, there is more to Native American Folklore than stories of buffalo hunts, teepee living and animal stories. Hundreds

ISBN: 1230002150079

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Skara

The First Wave

by Andrew Appleby

<p>Set in Neolithic Orkney, Skara brings heroine Shala and hero Oiwa together across the vast ocean to the west. Will this young man save the people of the Isles from dying out?</p> <p>As predicted by young Shala and the old sage, Wrasse, this ...

ISBN: 9780993281228

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Slavic Witchcraft

Old World Conjuring Spells and Folklore

by Natasha Helvin

<p>A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites</p> <p>• Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career ...

ISBN: 9781620558430

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Slender Man Is Coming

Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet

by Trevor J. Blank & Lynne S. McNeill

<p>The essays in this volume explore the menacing figure of Slender Man—the blank-faced, long-limbed bogeyman born of a 2009 Photoshop contest who has appeared in countless horror stories circulated on- and offline among children and young ...

ISBN: 9781607327813

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

by William Blake

<p> Songs of Innocence and of Experience<br /> by William Blake</p> <p> Orion Press Hardcover, First published in 1967, copyright 1967, with 54 Plates. - Wm. Blake was a great artist as well as one of the greatest poets in the English ...

ISBN: 1230000038082

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Stable Views

Stories and Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack

by Ellen E. McHale

<p><em>Stable Views</em> offers an inside look at the thoroughbred racing industry through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its stables. In more than fourteen years of field research, Ellen E. McHale has traveled throughout ...

ISBN: 9781496803696

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Stable Views: Stories and Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack

by McHale, Ellen E.

A moving revelation of the many essential workers and their lives on the backside of thoroughbred racetracks ...

ISBN: 9781496803726

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Staubs and Ditchwater

A Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks' Hoodoo

by H. Byron Ballard

<p>After years of pondering, Byron Ballard has finally written a primer for the kind of magic she practices. Driven to it by colleagues, friends, and students, writing this little book is an act of stubborn devotion to a fading culture. This ...

ISBN: 9780996758369

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Stories of Gods and Heroes

by Thomas Bulfinch

<p>The religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so- called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men. They belong now not to the department of theology, but to those of literature and taste. There they ...

ISBN: 9786050384666

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Stories of King Arthur and the Holy Grail

by William Henry Frost

<p>There is really no need, perhaps, for me to tell you that all these stories have been told before. But, though you know it already, I like to say it again, because I can never say often enough how grateful I am to those who told the world ...

ISBN: 9786050384888

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Story Teller An Anthology Of Folklore From 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: 1230002150550

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Storytelling in Northern Zambia

Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions

by Robert Cancel & Mark Turin

<p>More than just a book, Storytelling in Northern Zambia lets you watch videos of the storytellers while you read. Storytelling plays an important part in the vibrant cultural life of Zambia and in many other communities across Africa. This ...

ISBN: 9781909254626

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