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By Richard Erdoes. 1998
Of all the characters in myths and legends told around the world it s the wily trickster who… provides the real spark in the action causing trouble wherever he goes This figure shows up time and again in Native American folklore where he takes many forms from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest to Iktomi the amorphous spider man of the Lakota tribe This dazzling collection of American Indian trickster tales compiled by an eminent anthropologist and a master storyteller serves as the perfect companion to their previous masterwork American Indian Myths and Legends American Indian Trickster Tales includes more than one hundred stories from sixty tribes many recorded from living storytellers which are illustrated with lively and evocative drawings These entertaining tales can be read aloud and enjoyed by readers of any age and will entrance folklorists anthropologists lovers of Native American literature and fans of both Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm
By Sheryl James. 2013
Over the course of its history, the state of Michigan has produced its share of folktales and lore. Many are… familiar with the Ojibwa legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes, and most have heard a yarn or two told of Michigan's herculean lumberjack, Paul Bunyan. But what about Detroit's Nain Rouge, the red-eyed imp they say bedeviled the city's earliest residents? Or Le Griffon, the Great Lakes' original ghost ship that some believe haunts the waters to this day? Or the Bloodstoppers, Upper Peninsula folk who've been known to halt a wound's bleeding with a simple touch thanks to their magic healing powers? In Michigan Legends, Sheryl James collects these and more stories of the legendary people, events, and places from Michigan's real and imaginary past. Set in a range of historical time periods and locales as well as featuring a collage of ethnic traditions--including Native American, French, English, African American, and Finnish--these tales are a vivid sample of the state's rich cultural heritage. This book will appeal to all Michiganders and anyone else interested in good folktales, myths, legends, or lore.
By Joachim Neugrochel, Tony Kushner. 1997
Kushner's imaginative retelling of the classic mystical legend, The Dybbuk, by S. Ansky, the noted Russian and Yiddish-language folklorist, novelist… and dramatist. Ansky formed an expedition which roamed throughout the Ukraine to preserve and collect Hasidic folktales. The Dybbuk was a product of that journey. Written before the outbreak of World War I, it wasn't produced until 1920, shortly after Ansky's death. It has been much-produced worldwide ever since.
By Robin Robertson, Euripides, Daniel Mendelsohn. 2014
A bold new translation of Euripides' shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet Robin Robertson, with a new preface… by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic, and translator Daniel MendelsohnThebes has been rocked by the arrival of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy. Drawn by the god's power, the women of the city have rushed to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing with frenzied abandon.Pentheus, the king of Thebes, is furious, denouncing this so-called god as a charlatan and an insurgent. But no mortal can deny a god, much less one as powerful and seductive as Dionysus, who will exact a terrible revenge on Pentheus, drawing the king to his own tragic destruction.This stunning translation by award-winning poet Robin Robertson reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece. Updating it for contemporary readers, he brings the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life, revealing a work of art as devastating and relevant today as it was in the fifth century BC.
By William Butler Yeats, Rob Doggett. 2014
Recalling Yeats's 1890s fascination in aestheticism and the arts and crafts movement, selections will draw from the first published versions… of poems from works such as Crossways, The Rose, The Wind Among the Reeds, In the Seven Woods, The Green Helmet and Other Poems, Responsibilities, The Wild Swans at Coole, and Michael Robartes and the Dancer. A selection Irish myths and fairytales including "The Wanderings of Oisin," a Celtic fable and his first major poem, represent his fascination with mysticism, spiritualism and the rich and imaginative heritage of his native land.
By Robert Sheckley. 1990
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master… storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams."When Sheckley creates a modern take on the myth of the minotaur, he creates a tour de force of imagination, fantasy and creative confusion. Through brief chapters running from 1. How Theseus got his first Mintoauring job to 3. I hate to blame Daedalus for everything, 20. The Attack of the Self Pity Plant and 22. Daedalus Dispenses with Causality and ending with 30. Falling Through the Story we travel a maze as lethally complicated as the Minotaur's and arrive at the end breathless with wonder, surprise and laughter.
By Patrice Martinez, Monica Ozello. 2016
Una parure di diamanti può nascondere sordidi segreti, e questi non sono sempre sotto buoni auspici.. Spesso ritroviamo in una… famiglia dei gioielli di "grande valore" che si tramandano da una generaazione all'altra. Ma in una casa borghese della bella Atene un regalo di valore inestimabile causerà non pochi tormenti al suo proprietario, un ricco commerciante ateniese. Una parure di diamanti può nascondere sordidi segreti, e questi non sempre sono sotto buoni auspici... "Una poarure di diamanti molto ambita" è un adattamento del libro di Partenio di Nicea "Le pene d'amore" numero 25: "Faillo"
By Ezra Jack Keats. 1965
The larger-than-life character of John Henry and his incredible strength provide readers with a special introduction to the fantasy element… of legend. The rewards of hard physical labor are also described in this exciting adventure of man vs. machine.
By Patrice Martinez, Tarek Fateh Ghadbane. 2016
We often find in a family a jewellery of "high value" passing from one generation to another. But in a… mansion of beautiful Athens, a gift of inestimable cost will cause much anguish to its owner, a wealthy Athenian trader. A jewellery of diamonds can hide dark secrets, and they are not always put auspiciously ... "A Very Coveted Diamonds Jewellery" is a loose adaptation of Parthenius of Nicaea: "amorous passions", Number 25: "Phayllus"
From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion-a… rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. Now, in Great Tales from English History, Robert Lacey tells those remarkable stories as only a great writer can: combining impeccable accuracy with the timeless drama that has made these stories live for centuries.This volume begins in 7150 BC with the life and death of Cheddar Man and ends in 1381 with Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt. We meet the Greek navigator Pytheas, whose description of the woad-painted Celts yielded pretanniki ("the land of the painted people"), which became the Latin word Britannia. We learn what the storytellers really meant when they described Lady Godiva's "naked" ride through town. And we discover the truth behind the tales of King Arthur and the infamous Hobbehod, later known as Robin Hood.With insight, humor, and fascinating detail, Robert Lacey brings brilliantly to life the stories that made England. From Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable
By Nesbit, Rackham. 2018
William Shakespeare is arguably the most pivotal and widely read figure in the history of English literature. This comprehensive collection… highlights some of the bard’s best works, adapted to be more easily read and digestible for children. Featured within are some of the bard’s most famous and compelling works, including: The Comedy of ErrorsHamletMacbethThe Merchant of VeniceOthelloRomeo and JulietThe TempestAnd many more! Paired alongside gorgeous classic illustrations by notable Golden Age illustrator Arthur Rackham, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children makes a magnificent gift and great addition to any young reader’s budding library.