Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales As Literary Fictions for by Anna E. Altmann

By Anna E. Altmann

Altmann and de Vos are again with extra nice rules for exploring modern reworkings of vintage people and fairy stories that attract teenager readers. for those who enjoyed New stories for outdated (Libraries limitless, 1999), this new paintings could be absolute to please. Following an identical layout, every one tale contains story style numbers, motifs, and lists of reworkings prepared by means of style, and recommendations for lecture room extensions. within: good looks and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Tam Lin, Thomas the Rhymer, and 5 fairy stories via Hans Christian Andersen.

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Norse Mythology A to Z by Kathleen N. Daly

By Kathleen N. Daly

Norse Mythology A to Z, 3rd version examines the characters, items, and locations whose tales make up the folklore of the Norse humans, who lived within the sector recognized at the present time as Scandinavia. handed down throughout the generations via note of mouth and eventually written down within the thirteenth century and later, those myths contain stories of gods and goddesses; heroes, giants, and dwarfs; and serpents and dragons that inhabit enchanted nation-states. This colourful quantity brings to lifestyles a lot of those Nordic myths. Entries of this name comprise: the main well-known gods and goddesses, resembling Odin, Thor, and Freya; vegetation and animals very important to Norse mythology, equivalent to the oak tree and the eagle; tales and poems, akin to "Treasures of the Dwarfs" and the "Poetic Edda"; and, even more

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Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood by Laurie Maguire

By Laurie Maguire

Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a finished literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways that her tale has been informed and retold in nearly each century from the traditional global to the trendy day.

  • Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a girl who has wielded a superb effect on Western cultural cognizance for greater than 3 millennia
  • Features a large and various number of literary assets, together with epic, drama, novels, poems, movie, comedy, and opera, and works via Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, Shakespeare
  • Includes an research of a radio play by means of the prize-winning writer of The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-time and a Faust play via a modern Scottish playwright
  • Explores issues reminiscent of narrative problems in portraying Helen, how felony heritage pertains to her tale, and the way writers apportion blame or exculpate her
  • Considers the classy and narrative problems that happen while literature interprets myth

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Living with Stories: Telling, Re-telling, and Remembering by William Schneider

By William Schneider

In essays approximately groups as diversified as Alaskan local, East Indian, Palestinian, Mexican, and African American, oral historians, folklorists, and anthropologists examine how conventional and old oral narratives pass though re-tellings, gaining which means and value in repeated performances, from various contexts, via cultural and ancient understanding, and because of tellers' recognition in their audiences.

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Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age by W.E. Gladstone

By W.E. Gladstone

Four-time best minister William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) used to be additionally a prolific writer and enthusiastic pupil of the classics. Gladstone had spent nearly twenty years in politics ahead of his writing the three-volume stories on Homer and the Homeric Age. This paintings and the previous 'On where of Homer in classical schooling and in historic inquiry' (1857), replicate Gladstone's curiosity within the Iliad and the Odyssey, which he learn with expanding frequency from the 1830s onward and which he seen as rather appropriate to fashionable society. As he relates, he has items within the stories: 'to advertise and expand' the research of Homer's 'immortal poems' and 'to vindicate for them ... their simply measure either one of absolute and, extra specially, of relative severe value'. quantity three examines Greek polities of this era ahead of returning to the poems themselves, their plots, characters and the great thing about their language.

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Foxboy: Intimacy and Aesthetics in Andean Stories by Catherine J. Allen

By Catherine J. Allen

As soon as there has been a Quechua folktale. It starts off with a trickster fox's penis with a will of its personal and ends with a daughter returning to oldsters who can't realize her until eventually she recounts the uncanny adventures that experience befallen her considering she ran clear of domestic. Following the unusual twists and turnings of this story, Catherine J. Allen weaves a story of Quechua storytelling and tale listening that hyperlinks those arts to others--fabric weaving, in particular--and thereby illuminates enduring Andean suggestions for speaking deeply felt cultural values.In this masterful paintings of literary nonfiction, Allen attracts out the connections among favorite markers of ethnic id in Andean nations--indigenous language and woven cloth--and makes a powerful case that the relationship among language and fabric impacts nearly all points of expressive tradition, together with the appearing arts. As she explores how a talented storyteller interweaves conventional stories and inventory characters into new tales, simply as a talented weaver combines conventional motifs and colours into new styles, she demonstrates how Andean storytelling and weaving either embrace an identical different types of relationships, a similar principles approximately how opposites should still catch up with one another. by way of determining those pervasive styles, Allen opens up the Quechua cultural global that unites tale tellers and listeners, as listeners pay attention echoes and lines of alternative tales, layering over one another in a type of aural palimpsest.

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Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales: The Medieval Latin Past by Jan M. Ziolkowski

By Jan M. Ziolkowski

While did fairy stories start? What qualifies as a fairy story? Is a real fairy story oral or literary? Or is a fairy story decided no longer via sort yet by way of content material? to reply to those and different questions, Jan M. Ziolkowski not just presents a entire evaluate of the theoretical debates approximately fairy story origins yet contains an intensive dialogue of the connection of the fairy story to either the written and oral resources. Ziolkowski bargains interpretations of a sampling of the stories that allows you to cartoon the complicated connections that existed within the heart a while among oral folktales and their written equivalents, the range of makes use of to which the writers utilized the tales, and the varied relationships among the medieval texts and the expressions of a similar stories within the "classic" fairy story collections of the 19th century. In so doing, Ziolkowski explores tales that continue to exist in either models linked to, at the one hand, such criteria of the nineteenth-century fairy story because the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Carlo Collodi and, at the different, medieval Latin, demonstrating that the literary fairy story owes a good debt to the Latin literature of the medieval period. Jan M. Ziolkowski is the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard collage.

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