Mythology genre books (47)


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A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe by Ronesa Aveela EN

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Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Do you love all things paranormal? What you know about the spirit world is about to change as you discover these nine unusual household spirits. Author Ronesa Aveela grew up in Bulgaria, spellbound by her grandmother’s tales of spirits and other creatures that haunted the countryside. Some scary. Some friendly. All fascinating. She shares those and others in this series of studies about Eastern European mythology and folklore—a rich, colorful blend of Christian and pagan tales, customs, and rituals. Many have lost their original significance, but others are still practiced—especially in remote... continue

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Antigone by Sophocles EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebe... continue



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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
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"Baba Yaga Laid an Egg takes a traditional myth and spins it afresh. The result is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, aging, identity, secrets and love." -- taken from jacket front flap.

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Borderlands : The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by scholars Norma Cantú (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aída Hurtado (Universit... continue

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Circe by Madeline Miller EN

Rating: 4 (10 votes)
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals int... continue

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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri D'Aulaires EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Children meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous Valkyrie maidens, among other gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants. Illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical Northern landscape.

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Daphnis and Chloe by Longus EN

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
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'This only they knew, that the kiss had destroyed him and the bath had destroyed her.' In this beautiful Ancient Greek tale, Daphnis and Chloe are the inexperienced goatherd and shepherd who must face pirates, rivals and the confusion of their own feelings to find true love. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts... continue