Folklore genre books (6)


1.

Beowulf by Unknown EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
Beowulf, by Anonymous, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences?biographical, historical, and literary?to enrich each reader's understanding of thes... continue
Recommended: 16 Sep 2022
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo EN

Rating: 3     4897 Votes
Description:
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English ... continue
Recommended: 11 Jan 2018
3.

The Bird Boy's Song by Steve Chimombo EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
The Bird Boy's Song is a retelling of the common Malawian folk story. "The Orphan and the Slave". The story recounts a slave's usurpation of his master's place, which he enjoys for a short time, until he is unmasked. The author used modern storytelling techniques to dramatise this popular trickster tale.
Recommended: 22 Mar 2022
4.

The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola EN

Rating: 3.5     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
The ghosts live in the center of the jungle and this tells of what happens to the mortals who venture into the world of the ghosts.
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022
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The Sea-Ringed World by María García Esperón ES

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Fifteen thousand years before Europeans stepped foot in the Americas, people had already spread from tip to tip and coast to coast. Like all humans, these Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, the nature of their relationship with the divine, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The answers lay in their sacred stories. Author María García Esperón, illustrator Amanda Mijangos, and translator David Bowles have gifted us a treasure. Their talents have woven this collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents—th... continue
Recommended: 06 Apr 2022
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe EN

Rating: 4.1     8 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man
Recommended: 01 Jan 2018

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