Kalevala: Il grande poema epico finlandese (Orizzonti dello by Elias Lönnrot,M. Ganassini,Marcello Ganassini

By Elias Lönnrot,M. Ganassini,Marcello Ganassini

Il Kalevala, come l’Iliade e l’Odissea, fiorì a partire da una ricchissima tradizione orale le cui radici affondano in epoca preistorica. Durante il primo millennio dell’era moderna, popolazioni di lingua uralica – un ceppo non indoeuropeo – si stabilirono sulle coste orientali del Baltico e svilupparono un’arte poetica che sopravvisse fino al XIX secolo. Quest’alta espressione di una sensibilità lirica, mitica e religiosa costituì il materiale in line with l’opera che il filologo Elias Lönnrot compilò e diede alle stampe in forma definitiva nel 1849. A cent’anni dalla pubblicazione della storica traduzione metrica in italiano di Paolo Emilio Pavolini il mondo misterioso e leggendario degli eroi Väinämöinen, Ilmarinen e Lemminkäinen rimane ancora pressoché sconosciuto al pubblico italiano. l. a. presente edizione in prosa, tradotta e curata da Marcello Ganassini, unica versione filologica integrale del prezioso classico, pone superb a decenni di attesa costituendo una novità editoriale imperdibile e uno scorcio suggestivo verso ciò che Tolkien descrisse come “una completa enoteca riempita con bottiglie di un vino straordinario di una varietà e di una fragranza mai gustata prima”.

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Beauties and Beasts (The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series) by Betsy Hearne

By Betsy Hearne

The empty strength is without doubt one of the such a lot tricky and respected chinese language martial arts that makes use of the mysterious strength of chi, a circulating lifestyles strength strength. this article unearths the key of this impressive process and explains the way it can be utilized in either therapeutic and martial arts, the place masters use its energy to defeat competitors with out making actual contact.

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Secret History Of Carmel by John Thompson

By John Thompson

Carmel's wealthy cultural history is greater than simply what meets the attention. so much of contemporary 4 thousand citizens notice simply how magically advanced it truly is. author/ artist John Thompson was once born in Carmel and have become its prime counter-culture artist within the Sixties. Having graduated from UC in artwork historical past, he carried out large interviews of these with regards to the town's best inventive forces in the past century. this is often the 1st e-book according to his 200 released articles on Carmel background, to offer formerly "secret" wisdom of the town's so much colourful and shiny characters.

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Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley by Jonathan Kruk

By Jonathan Kruk

Washington Irving�s The Legend of Sleepy hole is likely one of the best-known works of yank literature. yet what different myths lie hidden in the back of the panorama of latest York�s Hudson Valley? Imps reason mischief at the Hudson River, a white girl haunts Raven Rock, significant Andre�s ghost seeks redemption and genuine headless Hessians look for their severed skulls. neighborhood storyteller Jonathan Kruk tells those and different stories of the lore of the Hudson Valley�the tales that experience created an environment of puzzle that helped motivate Irving�s legend.

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Lake Monster Mysteries: Investigating the World's Most by Benjamin Radford,Joe Nickell

By Benjamin Radford,Joe Nickell

for hundreds of years, eyewitnesses round the world―from the USA to Africa, Argentina to Scotland―have suggested sightings of darkish, mysterious creatures in sector lakes that floor in brief, in simple terms to speedy disappear. whereas the main recognized lake monsters of Loch Ness and Lake Champlain have won foreign notoriety, hundreds and hundreds of lakes all over the world are acknowledged to guard those shadowy creatures. Lake Monster Mysteries is the 1st publication to check those common mysteries from a systematic standpoint. through the use of exhaustive learn and effects from firsthand investigations to assist separate fact from delusion, the authors foster our realizing of what relatively lurks within the chilly, murky depths. Benjamin Radford and Joe Nickell are thought of to be one of the most sensible lake monster specialists on the planet. right here they proportion specific insights into a number of the world's best-known lake monsters. They interview witnesses and native specialists and speak about the differing kinds of lake monster sightings, delve into attainable reasons for these sightings, and consider hoaxes, proof claims, and legends surrounding the monsters. The authors have additionally performed groundbreaking fieldwork and experiments on the lakes and feature tested contemporary photographic and sonar facts. Incorporating newly-revealed details and up to date advancements within the situations they current, expert monster hunters Radford and Nickell plunge into either the cultural histories of those creatures and the clinical inquiries which can carry the main to those mysteries.

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The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture by Michael Dylan Foster,Jeffrey A. Tolbert

By Michael Dylan Foster,Jeffrey A. Tolbert

This quantity introduces a brand new inspiration to discover the dynamic courting among folklore and pop culture: the “folkloresque.” With “folkloresque,” Foster and Tolbert identify the product created whilst pop culture appropriates or reinvents folkloric subject matters, characters, and pictures. Such synthetic tropes are routinely thought of outdoor the purview of educational folklore examine, however the folkloresque bargains a body for realizing them that's grounded within the discourse and conception of the discipline.

Fantasy fiction, comedian books, anime, games, literature, expert storytelling and comedy, or even renowned technology writing all often comprise parts from culture or draw on easy folklore genres to notify their constitution. via 3 fundamental modes—integration, portrayal, and parody—the assortment deals a suite of heuristic instruments for research of ways folklore is more and more utilized in those advertisement and mass-market contexts.

The Folkloresque demanding situations disciplinary and style barriers; indicates effective new ways for analyzing folklore, pop culture, literature, movie, and modern media; and encourages a rethinking of conventional works and older interpretive paradigms.


Contributors: Trevor J. clean, Chad Buterbaugh, invoice Ellis, Timothy H. Evans, Michael Dylan Foster, Carlea Holl-Jensen, Greg Kelley, Paul Manning, Daniel Peretti, Gregory Schrempp, Jeffrey A. Tolbert

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Brazilian Folktales (World Folklore) by Livia Maria M de Almeida,Ana Maria Portella,Margaret Read

By Livia Maria M de Almeida,Ana Maria Portella,Margaret Read MacDonald

A wealthy brew of greater than forty conventional Brazilian tales―from production tales and tales of attraction to animal and trickster tales―draws at the different cultural traditions of indigenous peoples, humans of African descent, these of ecu (and fairly Portuguese) descent, and combos of those teams. The tales are retold by means of modern day complete Brazilian storytellers. additionally contains history details at the state and the stories, colour pictures, conventional recipes, and kid's games.

Brazil, the most important nation in South the United States, covers an enormous terrain that levels from the tropical rain forests of the Amazon basin and upland farms, to towering mountains and sandy shorelines; from hugely populated city facilities to almost inaccessible inside jungle areas. Its inhabitants consists of indigenous peoples (e.g., Tupy, Kaxinawa, Taulipang), humans of African descent, these of ecu (mostly Portuguese) descent, and combos of those teams. Drawing at the diversified cultural traditions and ethnic variety of the rustic, this assortment bargains readers a wealthy brew of conventional Brazilian tales―from construction tales and tales of appeal to animal and trickster stories. greater than forty tales are incorporated, in addition to historical past info, colour photos, recipes, and video games. There are only a few collections of Brazilian folktales at the moment on hand in English, and none with this intensity and diversity. this can be a significant treasury for storytellers, folklorists, and educators. additionally a very good source for educators making plans devices at the Amazon rain woodland! All grade levels.

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Artemis (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) by Stephanie Lynn Budin

By Stephanie Lynn Budin

Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological examine of the traditional Greek goddess of the quest, who presided over the transitions and mediations among the wild and the civilized, formative years and adulthood, existence and loss of life. starting with a learn of the early origins of Artemis and her cult within the Bronze and Archaic a long time, Budin explores the goddess' personality and her function within the lives of her worshippers.

This quantity examines her start and formative years, her position within the divine kinfolk, her virginity, and her institutions with these areas the place the wilds turn into the "cities of simply men." the focal point then turns to Artemis’ position within the lives of youngsters and girls, quite how she is helping them navigate the transition to maturity and, possibly too usually, loss of life. Budin is going directly to think again the various extra harrowing features of Artemis’ mythology, similar to plague and bloodshed, whereas additionally studying a few of her kinder, oft missed institutions. ultimately, the function of Artemis in the Renaissance and glossy society is addressed, from the on-going fascination with the "breasts" at the statue of Artemis of Ephesos to the Artemisian points of Katniss Everdeen.

Written in an available variety, Artemis is an important source for college kids not just of Greek fantasy, faith and cult, but in addition these looking to comprehend the lives and roles of ladies and ladies in historic Greece, as this goddess presided over their major milestones, from maiden to spouse to mother.

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Ghosts of Galveston (Haunted America) by Kathleen Shanahan Maca

By Kathleen Shanahan Maca

one of many oldest towns in Texas, Galveston has witnessed greater than its proportion of tragedies. Devastating hurricanes, yellow fever epidemics, fires, an immense Civil battle conflict and extra forged a gloomy shroud at the city’s legacy. Ghostly stories creep through the heritage of recognized vacationer points of interest and historic houses. The altruistic spirit of a schoolteacher who heroically pulled sufferers from the floodwaters throughout the nice typhoon of 1900 roams the Strand. The ghosts of Civil warfare infantrymen march up and down the steps at evening and velocity in entrance of the antebellum Rogers construction. The spirit of an unfortunate guy decapitated by means of an oncoming educate haunts the railroad museum, relocating items and crying within the evening. Kathleen Shanahan Maca explores those and different haunted stories from the Oleander City.

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The Fables of Phaedrus by Phaedrus,P. F. Widdows

By Phaedrus,P. F. Widdows

Animal fables are stated to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, however the earliest surviving list of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who brought the hot style to Latin literature. This verse translation of The Fables is the 1st in English in additional than 200 years.

In addition to the frequent animal fables, a couple of sector of the ebook contains such varied fabric as prologues and epilogues, ancient anecdotes, brief tales, enlarged proverbs and sayings, comedian episodes and folks knowledge, and plenty of incidental glimpses of Greek and Roman existence within the classical period.

The Fables additionally sheds gentle at the own background of Phaedrus, who turns out to were an informed slave, finally granted his freedom via the emperor Augustus. Phaedrus' kind is vigorous, fresh, and sparse, notwithstanding no longer on the expense of all aspect and elaboration. It serves good as a car for his avowed purposes—to entertain and to provide clever tips for the behavior of lifestyles. like any fabulists, Phaedrus used to be a moralist, albeit on a modest and well known level.

An first-class advent through P. F. Widdows offers information regarding
Phaedrus, the historical past of The Fables, the metric kind of the unique and of this translation, and anything of where of those fables in Western folklore. the interpretation is finished in a loose model of Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse, a sort utilized by W. H. Auden and selected the following to compare the preferred tone of Phaedrus' Latin verse.

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