By Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm
Ralph Manheim, the hugely acclaimed and prize-winning translator, has rediscovered within the original German variants of the Grimms' works the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral shape during which they were first recorded.
From the alternate Paperback edition.
By Janine Rogers
A logo of strength, divinity, struggle, and justice, the eagle has been essentially the most dominant birds within the human mind's eye for millennia. Exploring the wealthy heritage of this chook and its portrayal in paintings, movie, literature, and poetry, this publication examines how eagles turned an emblematic creature that still embodies the paradoxes of our existence.
Janine Rogers unearths that whereas people affiliate eagles with gentle and studying, additionally they attach the birds to loss of life and corruption. Eagles beautify flags, crests, and different logos, yet as she exhibits, they've got additionally been relentlessly persecuted and perceived as predatory threats to cattle. whereas contemplating those contradictions, Rogers argues that eagles have suffered from the consequences of human actions for years, from pesticide use to habitat destruction and international warming. She demonstrates the risks of now not saving eagles from destruction, as they're key to controlling pest populations and clearing carcasses. that includes many illustrations of eagles within the wild, artwork, and pop culture, Eagle shines new mild on our advanced dating with those birds, their overseas value, and the dire implications of wasting them to modern ecological threats.
By Adam Ardrey
The legend of King Arthur has been advised and retold for hundreds of years. because the king who united a country, his is the tale of britain itself. yet what if Arthur wasn't English in any respect? As author and activist Adam Ardrey chanced on, the explanation historians have had little luck selecting the ancient Arthur might be tremendously uncomplicated: He wasn't an Englishman in any respect. He was once from Scotland.
Finding Arthur chronicles Ardrey's not going quest to discover the key of Scotland's maximum king and conqueror, which has been hidden in simple sight for hundreds of years. His examine begun as an easy exploration of a amazing Scottish extended family, yet speedy it turned transparent that a few of the popular symbols of Arthurian legend—the around desk, the Sword within the Stone, the woman of the Lake—are according to very genuine and nonetheless obtainable locations within the Scottish Highlands.
Sure to be arguable, discovering Arthur rewrites the legend of King Arthur for a brand new age.
By Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Julienne’s aunts are the archer who shot down the suns and the lady who lives at the moon. They educate her that there’s extra to the town of her delivery than meets the attention – that underneath the fashionable chrome and glass of Hong Kong there are demons, gods, and the seethe of old feuds. As a mortal Julienne is to offer them broad berth, for not like her divine aunts she is painfully susceptible, and selection prey for any demon.
Until in the future, she comes throughout a wounded, bleeding lady not anyone else can see, and is drawn into an outdated, outdated tale of affection, snake ladies, and the deathless monk who hunts them.
"Benjanun is a magician with words–she makes use of language to rouse every little thing from the feel of a pageant meal, to the violence and depression of Houyi scuffling with opposed to a demon; from the sensation of being resurrected from the lifeless, to a goddess gazing the increase of recent cities." – Aliette de Bodard, Hugo and Nebula award profitable writer of "Immersion".
By Mike Vasich
He's known as the Trickster, the Sly One. For eons, he has manipulated and performed the gods opposed to one another. Now the time has come to head past petty schemes and grab the main robust throne in life. in keeping with the vintage stories, Mike Vasich breathes new existence into the main complicated god within the Norse mythos.
By Robert A. Segal
A survey of the previous three hundred years of theorizing on fantasy, this booklet takes into consideration the paintings of such renowned thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude Lévi-Strauss, C. G. Jung, and Sigmund Freud. It makes a speciality of various techniques to delusion, from all the significant disciplines--including technological know-how, faith, philosophy, literature, and psychology. Robert Segal considers the long run research of fable, and the potential functionality of fable on this planet because the grownup an identical of play.
In order to investigate different theories of fantasy, Segal specializes in the delusion in regards to the destiny of the preternaturally attractive Adonis. the place one concept doesn't paintings, he substitutes one other fantasy, displaying that, for all their claims to all-inclusiveness, definite theories, in reality, basically follow to precise varieties of myths. A uniform set of questions is equipped to clarify either the strengths and the weaknesses of the conjectures.
By C. G. Jung
A transportable version of the famous purple Book textual content and essay.The purple Book, released to extensive acclaim in 2009, includes the nucleus of C. G. Jung’s later works. It was once right here that he constructed his valuable theories of the archetypes, the collective subconscious, and the method of individuation that will rework psychotherapy from remedy of the ill right into a capability for the better improvement of the character. As Sara Corbett wrote in the big apple Times, “The construction of 1 of recent history’s precise visionaries, The crimson Book is a unique paintings, outdoors of categorization. As an inquiry into what it capacity to be human, it transcends the heritage of psychoanalysis and underscores Jung’s position between progressive thinkers like Marx, Orwell and, after all, Freud.”
The crimson e-book: A Reader’s Edition beneficial properties Sonu Shamdasani’s introductory essay and the entire translation of Jung’s very important paintings in a single quantity.
By J. A. Coleman
This e-book comprises myths, heroes, areas and legends from all 5 continents, and from different cultures and peoples came upon there. It has attract all normal wisdom and crossword fans, and people who get pleasure from entire reference libraries. it may be learn for leisure in addition to largely for reference. it's a critical participant in its box, either via its content material and volume.
By Robin Hard
This re-creation is a very rewritten and revised model of Rose's unique, seminal, textual content. including an incredible volume of latest fabric, Robin challenging contains the result of the newest study into his authoritative bills of the entire gods and heroes.
The narrative framework of the publication comprises priceless signposting in order that the e-book can be utilized as paintings of reference, and along the narrative chapters, it comprises complete documentation of the traditional resources, maps, and genealogical tables.
Illustrated all through with quite a few pictures and line drawings, it is going to stay the definitive account of historic Greek mythology for generations to come.
By Roger Lancelyn Green
Discover the genuine Greek myths in the back of Percy Jackson's tale - he's no longer the 1st Perseus to have run into difficulty with the gods . . .
These are the mysterious and intriguing legends of the gods and heroes in historical Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.
Introduced with wit and humour through Rick Riordan, author of the hugely profitable Percy Jackson sequence.