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The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore



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Автор: Yeats W. B.
Название:  The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore
Перевод названия: Кельтские сумерки: волшебное царство и фольклор
ISBN: 9780486436579
Издательство: Dover
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ISBN-10: 0486436578
Обложка/Формат: Trade Paperback
Страницы: 128
Вес: 0.145 кг.
Дата издания: 07.09.2011
Серия: Social Sciences
Язык: English
Размер: 21.44 x 14.27 x 0.66
Поставляется из: США



Phantastes: A Faerie Romance

Автор: MacDonald George
Название: Phantastes: A Faerie Romance
ISBN: 0486445674 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486445670
Издательство: Dover
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Описание: One of the first great works of nineteenth-century fantasy fiction, Phantastes inspired many of the great Christian and fantasy authors of the twentieth century. A fairy tale for adults, it is the captivating story of a wealthy young man who takes an unplanned journey into a fantastic nether world. Led by an enchanting sprite (discovered inside an old desk once owned by his deceased father), he meets a diverse cast of characters, among them a fairy queen, as well as sinister figures who threaten his spiritual well-being.
Outstanding for its imaginative characters, vivid action, and subtle yet powerful moral messages, this book, first published 100 years ago, earned MacDonald recognition as "The Grandfather of Modern Fantasy," and a tribute from W. H. Auden as "one of the most remarkable writers of the 19th century." Of this work, C. S. Lewis wrote, "It will baptize your imagination."
Enhanced with 14 illustrations by Pre-Raphaelite artist Arthur Hughes, Phantastes offers readers an enlightening experience and a memorable literary journey.

Ozark Magic and Folklore

Автор: Randolph, Vance
Название: Ozark Magic and Folklore
ISBN: 0486211819 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486211817
Издательство: Dover
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Описание: The Ozark region of Missouri and Arkansas has long been an enclave of resistance to innovation and newfangled ideas. Many of the old-time superstitions and customs have been nurtured and kept alive through the area's relative isolation and the strong attachment of the hillfolk to these old attitudes. Though modern science and education have been making important inroads in the last few decades, the region is still a fertile source of quaint ideas, observances, and traditions.
People are normally reticent about their deepest beliefs, especially with outsiders. The author, however, has lived in the Ozarks since 1920 and has long since been a student of Ozark life--and a writer of a number of books and articles on various aspects of the subject. Through casual conversations rather than by direct questioning, he has been able gradually to compile a singularly authentic record of Ozark superstition. His book contains a vast amount of folkloristic material, including legends, beliefs, ritual verses and sayings and odd practices of the hillpeople, plus a wealth of general cultural data. Mr. Randolph discusses weather signs; beliefs about auspicious times for planting crops, butchering hogs, etc.; prenatal influence in marking babies; backwoods beauty treatments; lucky charms, omens and auguries; courtship jinxes, love potions, etc.; dummy suppers; and numerous other customs and convictions--many racy and amusing, others somewhat grisly or spooky.
Here you'll meet and learn about the yarb doctor who prepared curious remedies of herbs and odd concoctions; power doctors who use charms, spells, and exorcism to effect cures; granny-women (mountain midwives); doodlebuggers and witch wigglers who find water with the aid of divining rods; conjurefolk and Holy Rollers; witches and goomer doctors; clairvoyants and fortune-tellers; plus the ordinary finger-crossing, wish-making citizens of the area. The general reader as well as the specialist in particular fields of cultural anthropology, etc. will truly enjoy this lively survey of lore and practice--a little-known but fascinating slice of American life.
Its gentle humor takes the reader into the hills with the author. The book deserves a place in any general collection of Americana and in all collections of folklore, U.S. QUARTERLY BOOKLIST. A veritable treasury of backwoods custom and belief... a ] wealth of circumstantial detail and cultural background, Carl Withers, N.Y. TIMES.

Yarn Whirled: Fairytales, Fables and Folklore: Characters You Can Craft with Yarn

Автор: Olski Pat
Название: Yarn Whirled: Fairytales, Fables and Folklore: Characters You Can Craft with Yarn
ISBN: 048681081X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486810812
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Illustrations from the Faerie Queen

Автор: Walter
Название: Illustrations from the Faerie Queen
ISBN: 0486402746 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486402741
Издательство: Dover
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Описание: Over 300 magnificent illustrations—full-page plates, headpieces, tailpieces, borders, vignettes, decorative initials—depict dashing knights, lovely maidens, dragons, unicorns, angels, and a host of decorative elements.

Bats: Biology, Behavior and Folklore

Автор: Allen Glover Morrill
Название: Bats: Biology, Behavior and Folklore
ISBN: 0486433838 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486433837
Издательство: Dover
Цена: 2752 р.
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Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai

Автор: Mitford A. B.
Название: Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai
ISBN: 0486440621 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486440620
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Описание: The member of a distinguished British literary family, A. B. Mitford traveled widely with his parents as a youth and lived in various European countries. From 1866-70, he served as an attache with the British legation at Edo (Tokyo) -- one of the first foreign diplomats to do so. During his brief stay there, Mitford lived through a period of dramatic and tumultuous change in Japanese history. A feudal nation on his arrival, Japan had entered the era of "Westernization" before he left some three years later. During that time, however, he quickly and thoroughly mastered the Japanese language and acted as an interpreter between the young Japanese Emperor and British royalty.
Mitford's famous collection of classic tales (the first to appear in English) covers an engrossing array of subjects: grisly accounts of revenge, knightly exploits, ghost stories, fairy tales, folklore, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, gripping narratives of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four Noh plays.
A treasury, as well, of information on most aspects of Japanese life, with information on locales, customs, and characters, the illustrated volume delights as it entertains, chronicling acts of heroism, devotion, ruthlessness, and chivalry that illuminate the island nation's culture.
"One of the first and in many ways still one of the best books on Japan." -- The Japanese Times.
"An excellent introduction to Japanese literature." -- Mainichi Daily News.

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Автор: Lehner Ernst
Название: Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees
ISBN: 0486429784 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486429786
Издательство: Dover
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Описание: By two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols who are also devoted flower enthusiasts, this collection is rendered from rare illustrations, and provides the symbolic meaning of every known species - from absinth to zinnia - summarized in a table.


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