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Author: Robert Brown
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Keywords: investigation, mythological, unicorn
Number of Pages: 112
ISBN-10: 1605068004
ISBN-13: 9781605068008

Author: S. M. Mitra
Publisher: Arc Manor LLC
Keywords: children, adults, stories, mythological, tales, sanskrit, hindu
Number of Pages: 125
Published: 2008-03-01
ISBN-10: 1604501677
ISBN-13: 9781604501674

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Author: Lewis Carroll
Keywords: found, alice, glass, looking
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 1962

The 1872 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll's inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and strange mythological characters when she becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters. One of juvenile literature's great classics, with 50 original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.

Author: Peter T. Markman
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: mesoamerica, metaphor, image, spirit, masks
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 1989
ISBN-10: 0520064186
ISBN-13: 9780520064188

Drawing on secondary works in archaeology, art history, folklore, ethnohistory, ethnography, and literature, the authors maintain that the mask is the central metaphor for the Mesoamerican concept of spiritual reality. Covers the long history of the use of the ritual mask by the peoples who created and developed the mythological tradition of Mesoamerica. Chapters: (1) the metaphor of the mask in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: the mask as the God, in ritual, and as metaphor; (II) metaphoric reflections of the cosmic order; and (III) the metaphor of the mask after the conquest: syncretism; the Pre-C

Author: B. Catherine Koeford
Publisher: B. Catherine Koeford
Keywords: time, person, cannot, place, homesickness, journey, saldage, meditative
Number of Pages: 276
Published: 2008-09-25
ISBN-10: 1425131808
ISBN-13: 9781425131807

A Meditative Journey with Saldage interweaves elements of the author's own history within a fabric composed of Buddhist philosophies of suffering and Christian ideals of forgiveness, as well as traditional elements of psychology and universal threads of myth. The result is a rich tapestry of value to anyone seeking a personal and compassionate guide towards self-discovery and recovery from the sources and consequences of human suffering. The illuminating discussion of the interconnectedness of spiritual, mythological, and psychological philosophies relating to the human experience and the prac

Author: Pietsie Feenstra
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: dissident, bodies, franco, cinema, spanish, mythological, figures, new
Number of Pages: 331
Published: 2011-08-15
ISBN-10: 9089643044
ISBN-13: 9789089643049

After General Francisco Franco died in 1975, Spanish cinema was bursting at the seams. Many film directors broke free from the ancient taboos which had reigned under Franco's dictatorship, introducing characters who transgressed the traditional borders of social, cultural, and sexual identities. The women, homosexuals, transsexuals, and delinquents who were considered lost, dissonant bodies under Franco's rule became the new protagonists of Spanish cinema. “Here is a ‘book of passion' on the metamorphoses of post-Francoist Spain as it catapulted into the contemporary world (1975–95). It

Author: John Bryan Hainsworth
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: epic, idea
Number of Pages: 202
Published: 1991
ISBN-10: 0520068149
ISBN-13: 9780520068148

The idea of epic is elusive. The classical tradition of epic poetry emerged from the heroic poetry of one tribe of one people, the Ionian Greeks. The fame of the Iliad and Odyssey inspired emulators and created a genre which remained in high favor throughout the classical epoch and was revived in the Renaissance. Modern literature, however, has neglected it and the word "epic" no longer connotes a literary form. J. B. Hainsworth explores the development of the epic genre, the causes of its success in classical literature, and the reasons for the failure of the genre after its triumphs in the R
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