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Storytelling in Siberia

The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World

by Robin P Harris

<p>Olonkho , the epic narrative and song tradition of Siberia 's Sakha people, declined to the brink of extinction during the Soviet era. In 2005, UNESCO 's Masterpiece Proclamation sparked a resurgence of interest in olonkho by recognizing its ...

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Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail

by Alfred Nutt

<p>The present work is, as its title states, a collection of “Studies.” It does not profess to give an exhaustive or orderly account of the Grail romance cycle; it deals with particular aspects of the legend, and makes no pretence of exhausting ...

ISBN: 9786050411997

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Superman in Myth and Folklore

by Daniel Peretti

<p>Superman rose from popular culture--comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies&quot; but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture ...

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Swinging in Place

Porch Life in Southern Culture

by Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon

<p>The front porch evokes cherished memories from across a lifetime for many southerners--recollections of childhood games, courtship, family visits, gossip with neighbors. In this book, Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon offers an original appreciation ...

ISBN: 9780807875421

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Tales of Texas Cooking

Stories and Recipes from the Trans-Pecos to the Piney Woods and High Plains to the Gulf Prairies

by Frances Brannen Vick

According to Renaissance woman and Pepper Lady Jean Andrews, although food is eaten as a response to hunger, it is much more than filling one's stomach. It also provides emotional fulfillment. This is borne out by the joy many of us feel as a ...

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Tall Tales and Half Truths of Billy the Kid

by John LeMay

<p>While many respectable books on Billy the Kid aim to demystify his illusory life, this one-of-a-kind collection proudly has no such intention. Find all of the untold and potentially true--but very unlikely and highly embellished--stories of ...

ISBN: 9781625855114

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Ten Tall Totally Twisted Terrible Tales To Tell

VII The Princess & the Unicorn

by A. H. Hrubes

<p>A very special princess grows up to rule her kingdom well.  An unfortunate unicorn makes a mistake.  He then runs from his problem.  He goes to a friend who tries to help.  A prince gets involved in the mess.  It is a short illustrated story ...

ISBN: 9781532368233

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Teutonic Mythology

by Rydberg

<p>Idun was the beautiful goddess who in Asgard was keeper<br /> of the apples which the gods ate to preserve eternal youth.<br /> She is most generally regarded as the wife of Brage.</p> <p>Heimdal, the son of nine mothers, was guardian ...

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The Age of Chivalry

by Thomas Bulfinch

<p>On the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government. Numerous chiefs, more or less powerful, held local sway, as far as each could enforce ...

ISBN: 9786050384871

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The Age of Promiscuity

Narrative and Mythological Meme Mutations in Contemporary Cinema and Popular Culture

by Doru Pop

<p>This book presents an original and engaging look at contemporary popular culture, opening with the provocative idea that this is a day and age of complete exhaustion of ideas, images, stories, and myths. Questioning the effects of content ...

ISBN: 9781498580618

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The Amazing Crawfish Boat

by John Laudun

<p>In any given year, the Louisiana crawfish harvest tops 50,000 tons. <em>The Amazing Crawfish Boat</em> chronicles the development of an amphibious boat that transformed the Louisiana prairies into alternating fields of aquaculture and ...

ISBN: 9781496804211

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The Asian Dilemma in United States Foreign Policy: National Interest Versus Strategic Planning

National Interest Versus Strategic Planning

by K.Holly Maze Carter

<p>Focuses on the problem through the identification of specific trends in foreign policy: isolationism, intervention, containment, detente, and disengagement. The conclusion of this analysis is that the US foreign policy process is reactive and

ISBN: 9781315492513

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The Best Native American Myths, Legends And Folklore

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: 1230002105987

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The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui

by Affleck Gray

<p>In an acclaimed account of the terrifying figure said to haunt the desolate passes and summit of Britain's second highest mountain, this book takes on one of Scotland's most chilling unsolved mysteries. Throughout the years, countless ...

ISBN: 9780857906694

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The Bigfoot Coloring Book

by Mike Gagnon

<p>A shadow in the cedars, a flash of movement through a field of long grass. Is it a man? Or something else? For centuries aboriginal cultures the world over have spoken of the Hairy Man, Yeti or Sasquatch. Those are just a few of the mans of a

ISBN: 9781988369297

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The Biography of Goddess Inanna; Indomitable Queen of Heaven, Earth and Almost Everything

Her Story Is Women’S Story

by Sandra Heimann

<p>When stars were many and people few, a great story was told everywhere. The first storytellers were women. Their story was so large it filled the universe it told of a Great Mother encompassing life, death and return of everything. When ...

ISBN: 9781504358231

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The Celtic Twilight

by W. B. Yeats

<p>&quot;The Celtic Twilight&quot;, published in 1893, brings tales and retellings of Irish folklore. Considering the 19th-century context and the political<br /> conflicts to leave behind centuries of English domination, Yeats’s book plays an ...

ISBN: 9788834109649

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The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume II

by Jack V. Haney

<p>Up to now, there has been no complete English-language version of the Russian folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V. Novikov's edition, widely regarded as the authoritative Russian-language edition. ...

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The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume II

by Haney, Jack V.

140 tales collected by the extraordinary Russian &#8220;Grimm&#8221; ...

ISBN: 9781496802774

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The Complete King Arthur

Many Faces, One Hero

by John Matthews & Caitlín Matthews

<p>A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur</p> <p>• Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed him in different ...

ISBN: 9781620556009

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