• Fiction

American Indian Myths and Legends


Author: Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 080415175X
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 5697
More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

    • Fiction

Legends and Tales of the American West


Author: Richard Erdoes
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307801616
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 4710
From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, here are more than 130 colorful stories of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, creating a uniquely American hero and an enduringly fascinating folk mythology. In this wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales, everyone and everything is larger than life and bragging is elevated into an art form. Many of these stories are of real people and real events; more than a few, however, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters. But even if it is far from established that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were able to kill three men with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they come vividly to life here as beloved characters who have become part of the fabric of the American imagination. With black-and white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies


Author: Moss Roberts
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307760421
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 3540
This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

    • Fiction

Folktales from India

A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-two Languages
Author: A. K. Ramanujan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439507735
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7620
Features seventy tales of horror, comedy, allegory, mystery, gods, beasts, beggars, ogres, and dervishes

    • Fiction

Irish Folk Tales


Author: Henry Glassie
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307828247
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 7068
Robust and funny, sorrowful and heroic, this collection of 125 lively tales tells the story of Ireland. Spanning the centuries from the first wars of the ancient Irish kings through the Celtic Renaissance of Yeats to our own time, they are set in cities, villages, fields and forestsfrom the wild Gaelic western coast to the modern streets of Dublin and Belfast. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Tales

Arab Folktales


Author: Inea Bushnaq
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Tales
Page: 386
View: 1598

    • Fiction

Latin American Folktales

Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions
Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307426581
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 4335
Over one hundred stories showcasing the wisdom and artistry of one the world’s richest folktale traditions—the first panoramic anthology of Hispano-American folk narratives in any language. Gathered from twenty countries and combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America, the stories brought together here represent a core collection of classic Latin American folktales. Among the essential characters are the quiet man's wife who knew the Devil's secrets, the three daughters who robbed their father's grave, and the wife in disguise who married her own husband—not to mention the Bear's son, the tricksters Fox and Monkey, the two compadres, and the classic rogue Pedro de Urdemalas. Featuring black-and-white illustrations throughout, this Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library edition is unprecedented in size and scope, including riddles, folk prayers, and fables never before translated into English.

    • Fiction

African Folktales


Author: Roger Abrahams
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307803198
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 4664
A collection of Africa’s most cherished folktales, including myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms. Featuring beautiful black and white illustrations throughout, this Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library edition brings nearly one hundred stories from over forty tribe-related myths to life. An essential collection of stories from across Africa that will enchant readers of all ages.

    • Fiction

Japanese Tales


Author: Royall Tyler
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307784061
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 1561
Two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan—tales that welcome us into a fabulous faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long-vanished culture. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

    • Social Science

Northern Tales

Traditional Stories of Eskimo and Indian Peoples
Author: Howard Norman
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780803218796
Category: Social Science
Page: 343
View: 6447
With tales from the tribal peoples of Greenland, Canada, Siberia, Alaska, Japan, and the polar region, told and retold during months-long winter nights, Northern Tales gathers together a rich diversity of traditions and cultures, spanning the Way-Back Time through the coming of the first white explorers. By turns tragic and comic, fantastic and earthy, frivolous and profound, this collection transports the reader to the haunting, little-known world of the far North, with all its fragile majesty and power. Howard Norman is the author of numerous books, most recently Devotion, In Fond Remembrance of Me, and The Bird Artist. He was twice a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction and has received a Lannan Literary Award, three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and the Harold Morton Landon Prize in translation from the Academy of American Poets. He is a professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park.

    • Social Science

African American Folktales

Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
Author: Roger Abrahams
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307803184
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 7708
Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library

    • Fiction

Favorite Folktales from Around the World


Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0804152861
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 9613
From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

    • Fiction

Yiddish Folktales


Author: Beatrice Weinreich
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307828263
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 1874
Filled with princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, the two hundred marvelous tales that make up this delightful compendium were gathered during the 1920s and 1930s by ethnographers in the small towns and villages of Eastern Europe. Collected from people of all walks of life, they include parable and allegories about life, luck, and wisdom; tales of magic and wonder; stories about rebbes and their disciples; and tales whose only purpose is to entertain. Long after the culture that produced them has disappeared, these enchanting Yiddish folktales continue to work their magic today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Social Science

Norse Myths


Author: Kevin Crossleyholland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439509739
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 7144
Retells thirty-two Scandinavian myths that have intrigued countless generations with stories of gods, giants, dwarfs, and monsters involved in the creation, development, and ultimate destruction of nine mortal and divine worlds

    • Fiction

Norwegian folk tales


Author: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Publisher: Font Forlag AS
ISBN: 8281691859
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 2198
NORWEGIAN FOLK TALES were collected and published in the mid 19th century by Peter Christian Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) and Jørgen Moe (1813-1882). The folk tales were early on illustrated by our leading artists, and contributed to the development of a national identity. The book contains 20 of the most wellknown folk tales, such as: White-Bear-King-Valemon, Little Freddie and his Fiddle, The Seventh Father of the House, The Princess who Always had to have the Last Word. NORWEGIAN HERITAGE is a series of books about our most important and best-known national icons. The respective titles introduce major personalities from the worlds of art and literature, science and sports, but also the many natural wonders of the country, as well as significant historical periods and cultural expressions. Each book offers an updated introduction to readers who wish to familiarize themselves with a given subject.

    • Fairy tales

The Old Wives' Fairy Tale Book


Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780679740377
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 242
View: 6313
Fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labour created our world." -- From the Introduction There was a time when fairy tales weren't meant just for children -- they were part of an oral folklore tradition passed down through generations. This volume of sixty enchanting and enduring tales, collected by master storyteller Angela Carter, revives the industry, eccentricity, spirit, and worldly wisdom of women in preindustrial times. Drawn from narrative traditions all around the world -- from ancient Swahili legends to Appalachian tall tales to European spirit stories and more -- these tales together comprise a unique feminine mythology. Angela Carter (1940-1992) was widely known for her novels, short stories, and journalism. Her many books include The Magic Toy Shop, The Sadeian Woman, Nights at the Circus, Fireworks, and Saints and Strangers.

    • Social Science

The Tewa World

Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society
Author: Alfonso Ortiz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022621639X
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 3252
"This is a book that springs from richness. . . valuable not only for anthropologists and sociologists. . . the interested but unskilled layman will find a treasure trove as well. One thing seems certain. If this book does not become THE authority for the scholar, it will certainly never be ignored. Ortiz has done himself and his people proud. They are both worthy of the acclamation."—The New Mexican

    • Social Science

American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings


Author: Zitkala-S̈a
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437094
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
View: 3026
Presents a collection of stories, essays, poems, and speeches by the Sioux writer, teacher, and activist.

    • Fiction

The Victorian Fairy Tale Book


Author: Michael Patrick Hearn
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307814157
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 9660
From Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living. Accompanied by illustrations from the original editions of these works this collection will delight readers both young and old. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

    • Fairies

An Encyclopedia of Fairies

Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures
Author: Katharine Mary Briggs
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fairies
Page: 481
View: 7319
First ed. published under title: A dictionary of fairies. Lists entries on fairies and other supernatural creatures, and terms and phrases associated with them.