By Bill Brett
Sure sufficient, there “ain’t no such animal” as a very sincere guy, because the name tale exhibits. different tales inform of justice as rapid and certain as a mule’s kick, of epic brawls and the pains of courtship, of poachers, politicians, and preachers, of hogs and canines and horse investors, of fine neighboring and undesirable blood, of lifestyles and demise and formative years and age in southeast Texas because it was once early within the 20th century.
In the culture of Frank Dobie and Fred Gipson, invoice Brett writes with the normal humor and knowledge of the people themselves. His tales will pride someone with an curiosity in people lifestyles or with the inclination to forestall and “set a spell” and hear a superb yarn.
By HAVILAND JOHN B
Barrow element, at the a ways northern coast of Queensland, Australia, was the house of diverse Aboriginal teams. For numerous centuries those indigenous humans labored the ocean, the rivers, and the forests, memorializing the panorama and its animals in a wealthy physique of songs and folktales. With the arriving of Europeans in the course of a succession of gold rushes in Queensland, even though, they have been pushed clear of their native land. John Haviland, an American anthropologist, and Roger Hart, an aged Barrow element Aborigine, reconstruct a few of that physique of oral literature the following. Hart narrates a sequence of reports approximately "Old guy Fog," who strikes concerning the geographical region conversing with curlews, lizards, dingoes, foxes, and snakes, studying their methods and sometimes soreness their methods. lots of those tales aspect to classes on how the Aboriginal peoples discovered the right way to stay during this tricky kingdom, the place resources of clean water are few and risks many. They handle ritually robust "story places," issues at the land that own designated value. whereas noting the irony of the folkloric company ("what have been as soon as ethical stories for initiated adults became 'fairy stories' for kid's books"), Haviland offers worthy remark on Hart's tales, which shed gentle at the ethnography and traditional historical past of Australia. --Gregory McNamee
By Philip V. Bohlman
"[This ebook] is a contribution of substantial substance since it takes a holistic view of the sphere of people song and the scholarship that has dealt with it." -- Bruno Nettl"... a praiseworthy blend of stable scholarship, penetrating dialogue, and worldwide relevance." -- Asian Folklore Studies"... effectively ties the background and improvement of folks track scholarship with modern recommendations, matters, and shifts, and which treats various people musics of the area cultures in the rubric of folklore and ethnomusicology with refined generalizations making experience to critical minds... " -- Folklore Forum"... [this publication] demanding situations many carefully-nurtured sacred cows. Bohlman has achieved an highbrow problem of significant value by way of effectively organizing a welter of unruly facts and concepts right into a unmarried, thoroughly advanced yet coherent, system." -- people song JournalBohlman examines people tune as a style of folklore from a greatly cross-cultural viewpoint and espouses a extra expansive view of people tune, stressing its power in non-Western cultures in addition to Western, within the current as good because the prior.
By Julie Tibbott
Throughout human historical past, humans have banded jointly to cross on traditions, climb the social ladder, and infrequently simply celebrate. and infrequently, conserving other folks out is a part of the thrill. (Every sizzling membership wishes a velvet rope, after all.) yet a few of these teams have proved so specific and secretive that we at the open air cannot withstand a few hypothesis. would not you're keen on to understand what they are fairly as much as? no use for mystery handshakes or passwords— Members merely is your all-access consultant to the key societies, clandestine cults, and unique institutions that you've got continually questioned approximately. Profiling over fifty teams, from the centuries-old Freemasons to the snooty cranium and Bones Society to a membership only for magicians, this e-book unearths the secrets and techniques of those mysterious agencies — or even tells you the way to hitch up. prepare to move underground and discover mystery worlds which are occasionally surprising, occasionally scary, and regularly interesting.
By Nagarjuna, Sakya Pandita, T. Tulku
There isn't any decoration like advantage, no distress like fear, no security like endurance, and no buddy equivalent to generosity. within the employees of knowledge, the Indian Mahayana grasp Nagarjuna bargains the sensible knowledge of the Dharma in witty, thought-provoking, and uplifting verses that follow to every kind of existence occasions. Expressing common truths that remind us of uncomplicated human values, Tibetan pupil Sakya Pandita's Treasury supplies profound recommendation for way of life in really stylish sayings that stay quite simply within the brain.
By Alfredo Lopez Austin
Eighteen essays supply an available, interesting investigate a approach of millennia-old legends and beliefs.Mythology is likely one of the nice creations of humankind. It varieties the center of sacred books and displays the private preoccupations of humans, their such a lot intimate secrets and techniques, their glories, and their infamies.In 1990, Alfredo L?pez Austin, one of many ultimate students of old Mesoamerican suggestion, begun a chain of essays approximately mythology within the Mesoamerican culture, released in M?xico Ind?gena. even though his articles have been written for normal readers, they have been additionally meant to interact experts. They span a divers subject material: myths and names, eclipses, stars, left and correct, M?xican origins, Aztec incantations, animals, and the incorporation of Christian components into the residing mythologies of Mexico. The identify essay relates the Mesoamerican fantasy explaining why there's a rabbit o the moon’s face to a Buddhist photo and indicates the significance of the profound legendary techniques offered through each one image.The eighteen essays during this quantity are unified through their foundation in Mesoamerican culture and supply an available, interesting investigate a method of millennia-old legends and beliefs.
By Erich Neumann
The Origins and historical past of attention is a crucial and wide-ranging interpretation of the kin among psychology and mythology. Erich Neumann undertakes to teach that the person awareness passes throughout the similar archetypal phases of improvement that marked the historical past of human awareness as a complete. He attracts upon the total diversity of global fable within the representation of his thesis, and his account makes without warning clean and vigorous examining in a box no longer consistently striking for those traits. Neumann ends the paintings with a trenchant remark on modern society.
By W.E. Gladstone
Four-time top minister William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) used to be additionally a prolific writer and enthusiastic student of the classics. Gladstone had spent virtually 20 years in politics sooner than his writing the three-volume reviews on Homer and the Homeric Age. This paintings and the previous 'On where of Homer in classical schooling and in ancient inquiry' (1857), mirror Gladstone's curiosity within the Iliad and the Odyssey, which he learn with expanding frequency from the 1830s onward and which he considered as relatively suitable to fashionable society. As he relates, he has gadgets within the experiences: 'to advertise and expand' the research of Homer's 'immortal poems' and 'to vindicate for them ... their simply measure either one of absolute and, extra in particular, of relative serious value'. quantity three examines Greek polities of this era earlier than returning to the poems themselves, their plots, characters and the great thing about their language.
By Ellen C. Babbitt
Eighteen fables from the Jatakas of India, skillfully retold and attractively illustrated. comprises The Monkey and the Crocodile, The service provider of Seri, The Turtle Who would not cease conversing, The silly Timid Rabbit, The Banyan Deer, and others. compatible for a while 7 and up.