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Folklore

Так говорил Антуан де Сент-Экзюпери

Антуан де Сент-Экзюпери — французский лётчик, который запомнился миру как автор самой доброй философской сказки для детей и взрослых «Маленький принц». Вы держите в руках книгу, в которой собраны высказывания писателя о любви и дружбе, войне и мире, природе и человеке, — глубокие и вдохновляющие.

Contos tradicionais do Brasil

As cem histórias populares reunidas na obra Contos Tradicionais do Brasil foram colhidas por Câmara Cascudo diretamente da boca do povo brasileiro, principalmente dos moradores de Natal, onde nasceu. Na obra, o autor resgata um dos contos mais antigos que se tem conhecimento – um egípcio, escrito há 32 séculos – e, a partir dele...

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore (1st edition)

Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural and monstrous humanoids who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including ...

The Origins of Half-Human, Half-Animal Creatures

A chapter from Andrew J. Hoffman's "Monsters: A Bedford Spotlight Reader" about imaginary creatures.

A Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

People love stories—but why? As children and adults, weinterpret the adventures of our daily lives through narrative.Classic narratives give us ways to see ourselves as heroes,tricksters, and maybe even villains; they also give us a way to interpretthe foes and obstacles we encounter and to defeat them first in story,so that we ...

Genre - Text - Interpretation

This book presents current discussions on the concept of genre. It introduces innovative, multidisciplinary approaches to contemporary and historical genres, their roles in cultural discourse, how they change, and their relations to each other. The reader is guided into the discussion surrounding this key concept and its history...

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas

Real people sharing real stories, every day, all over the world. In 2007, USA Today named ChickenSoup for the Soul one of the five most memorable books in the last quarter-century. With over 100million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 200 titles in print, and translationsinto more than forty languages, ...

The Book of Viking Myths: From the Voyages of Leif Erikson to the Deeds of Odin, the Storied History and Folklore of the Vikings

This fascinating new book reveals the origins of the Vikings — from Thor and Leif Erikson to Loki and the Valkyries—and the tales that have influenced our own lives.For thousands of years, Vikings have held a storied place in our culture — their distinct appearance, their mighty longships, their reputation for causing death and ...