Category Archives: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Bedtime stories

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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989; Glassie, Henry. The 1990 reprint is subtitled "Tall Tales, Stories, Rhymes and Jokes from Every Corner of Canada". T h e i r l o v e is thwarted b y a witch. In this novel, a university professor learns that his wife, and the other faculty wives, belong to a secret society of witches whose magic spells determine the career success of their husbands. He�s a workaholic who put work and his family before her.

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Folk Lore: Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland

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It is a brilliantly artistic graphic novel about the First World War, which was nominated for both the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award. According to this story, in the beginning there was a woman named Shayi who lived in the area of Lao Mountain. When he approaches the water to fill his cup, the frogs scatter into the water in fear. Gender has no meaning except as a signifier of desire: in the galactic lingua franca of Arachnia spoken by protagonist Marq Dyeth, all sentient beings are referred to as women, and the gendered pronoun he is reserved for the object of a speaker's sexual desire.

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The Swedish Fairy Book

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He is particularly interested in large-scale collaborative projects and has organized performances for 80 car horns, 100 tubas, 80 trombones, and 99 percussionists; he has also built large interactive instrument sculptures. In his second novel, The Assistant (1957), Malamud found his characteristic themes mans struggle to survive against all odds, and the ethical underpinnings of recent Jewish immigrants. alamuds first published work was The Natural (1952), a combination of realism and fantasy set in the mythic world of professional baseball.

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Custom and Myth (Annotated)

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From biographical notes by Steve Holland. Blaise Pascal's Pensees (1670) epitomizes this his- torical chaos by remarking that had Cleo- patra's nose been shorter, history would have changed. By defining her sin, by facing the traumas and burdens she had to bear in order to expiate the “evil” lust she may have inadvertently aroused, the princess began to live out a period of penance, or of victimization. Kristina Busse provided key feedback in the proposal stages and ongoing support.

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The Nibelungenlied

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By tracing their changing functions across the centuries and evaluating them in the broader context of medieval intellectual history, bestiaries are shown to be a dynamic genre." - publisher "Sex in the bestiaries" (in The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature, New York: Garland, 1999, 71-97) [Book article] "I am primarily interested in charting changing theological views of sex as revealed in a number of bestiary entries concerned with this theme, including the siren, beaver, and siren rocks.

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Fairy Book

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Thus fairy-tale cinema includes film versions of literary or theatrical fantasy, a more extended and complex genre that nonetheless embodies fairy-tale notions of quest, magical landscape, and the demonstra- tion of worth in the overcoming of obstacles. Historian/artist Coulton Waugh explained his observation of market share and natural limits; “There are approximately one hundred and fifty comic books which jam red and blue elbows together on the newstands, fighting for space to shreik in, and this factor may help keep the number from expanding to any great extent.

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Unsettling Wonder Volume 2 Issue 1

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In my previous post on the General Estoria, I mentioned a few examples from the Song of Songs that you can read here. Ashliman North American Tales Tales from North America north of Mexico fall into three categories: (1) tales from the oral tradition; (2) semiliterary tales circulated in chapbooks, broadsides, and cheap publi- cations; and (3) literary fairy tales inspired by earlier European fairy tales or by tales from the oral tradition. JZ Dundes, Alan (ed.), Little Red Riding Hood: A and places s o m e o f her flesh in a b o w l and s o m e of her b l o o d in a bottle.

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169 World Children Stories: The Collection - Vol. 1

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Topsell's Histories of Beasts (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981) [Book] "This book consists of selections from two Renaissance natural histories by Edward Topsell: The History of Four-Footed Beasts (1607) and The History of Serpents (1608). ... Afterlife is the fittingly-named sequel to 2012’s Life, and sees the eight piece group venture into deeper, darker, more urgent territory. Indeed, the intersection of the oral trad­ ition of storytelling with the writing and publishing of narratives is definitely crucial for understanding the formation of the fairy tale, but the oral sources were not the only ones that provided the motifs, characters, plot devices, and topoi of the genre.

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Le Morte d'Arthur: Volume 2

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Shanhaijing Jiaozhu [The Classic of Mountains and Seas: A Collation and Annotation]. She has a good mind for business, is to manage the soon-to-open second branch of the famous members-only Italian restaurant, "Platinum". The reader may wonder why Gautier went to such lengths to describe architectural details in Arria Marcella. D. candidate in English at Arizona State University. She is currently coediting a book on stage magic and has recently contributed two essays to Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet (2006).

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales: First Series

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K r e i d o l f produced o v e r 25 illustrated b o o k s for children during his life­ time and g e n e r a l l y w r o t e the text, c o n c e i v e d the total design, and prepared the script, type, and binding. So there’s a wider variety of stuff on here, from neo-classical to more abstract electronic pieces to spiritual jazz. BWDP has been named on every annual Top Ten Dance List in Dallas Fort Worth since 2011. Curtain Raiser: A performance or a stage act by an actor that opens the show for a more famous actor.

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