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Folktales & Myths


  
African Folktales by Roger D. Abrahams
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Out of the deep forest and the broad savannah, from the campsites, kraals, and villages of over 40 tribes come 95 tales of Black Africa. The Africa of our storytellers is an immense area, three times the landmass of  [ more ]

  
African American Folktales
Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
by Roger D. Abrahams, Editor
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Full of life and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining how the world was created and -- fairly or unfairly -- got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell  [ more ]

  
Russian Fairy Tales by Alexander Nikolayevi Afanasyev
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Nearly 200 characteristic and colorful traditional folk and fairy tales are brought together in the only comprehensive edition available in English. Of the original 1945 edition, Eudora Welty wrote, "These Russian tales are rambunctious, full-blooded and temperamental. They are tense  [ more ]

  
A Short History of Myth
(Canongate Myth Series)
by Karen Armstrong
Hardcover
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?Human beings have always been mythmakers.? So begins Karen Armstrong?s concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it. She takes us from the Paleolithic period and the  [ more ]

  
Penelopiad
The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Canongate Myth Series)
by Margaret Atwood
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?Homer?s Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local?a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than the  [ more ]

  
Latin American Folktales
Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions
by John Bierhorst
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Now in paperback, more than one hundred folktales gathered from the Hispanic and Indian peoples of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Brave princes and daring princesses in search of adventure and romance, henpecked husbands and evil stepmothers,  [ more ]

  
Creole Folktales by Patrick Chamoiseau
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In this unusual collection of stories and fables, Goncourt prize-winner Patrick Chamoiseau re-creates in truly magical language the stories he heard as a child in Martinique.  [ more ]

  
Gullah Folktales from the Georgia Coast
by Charles Colcock Jones Jr.
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In 1888, Charles Colcock Jones Jr. published the first collection of folk narratives from the Gullah-speaking people of the South Atlantic coast, tales he heard black servants exchange on his family's rice and cotton plantation. It has been out of  [ more ]

  
American Indian Myths and Legends
by Ed Erdoes
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Gathering 160 tales from 80 tribal groups to offer a rich and lively panarama of the Native American mythic heritage. 100 drawings.  [ more ]

  
The Hero with an African Face
Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa
by Clyde W. Ford
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All cultures produce myths, but in all the contemporary bestsellers on mythology and spirituality. African traditions are missing. Now, drawing on extensive research and his own wide travels in Africa, Clyde Ford brings to life these ancient tales -- from  [ more ]


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