TALES OF SUPERHUMAN POWERS 55 TRADITIONAL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Tales Of Superhuman Powers

Author : Csenge Virág Zalka
ISBN : 9780786477043
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Focuses on less well-known stories...includes information on similar heroes"--ProtoView. Csenge Virag Zalka, a Hungarian storyteller, has collected 55 folktales from around the world about supernatural abilities like superhuman strength, invulnerability, flying, heightened senses, speed, invisibility, healing, agility, precognition, telepathy, fire manipulation, teleportation, water powers, and shifting. These tales represent powers that people have dreamed of, conjured up and strived for through the ages. Many of the powers are present in popular culture, making the superheroes who wield them the direct descendants of characters such as the princess who could see through walls or the invulnerable Isfandiyar. Zalka excluded stories about magic or about gods with divine powers, and focused on less well-known stories. She included information on similar heroes, the ability in the story, sources of the powers, the origin of the story, teachings in it, the recommended age group, sources, variants, and comments.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Companion To Media And Fairy Tale Cultures

Author : Pauline Greenhill
ISBN : 9781317368793
Genre : Social Science
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From Cinderella to comic con to colonialism and more, this companion provides readers with a comprehensive and current guide to the fantastic, uncanny, and wonderful worlds of the fairy tale across media and cultures. It offers a clear, detailed, and expansive overview of contemporary themes and issues throughout the intersections of the fields of fairy-tale studies, media studies, and cultural studies, addressing, among others, issues of reception, audience cultures, ideology, remediation, and adaptation. Examples and case studies are drawn from a wide range of pertinent disciplines and settings, providing thorough, accessible treatment of central topics and specific media from around the globe.
Category: Social Science

Lilith S Cave

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780195067262
Genre : Fiction
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Tales of terror and the supernatural hold an honored position in the Jewish folkloric tradition. Howard Schwartz has superbly translated and retold fifty of the best of these folktales. Gathered from countless sources ranging from the ancient Middle East to twelfth-century Germany and later Eastern European oral tradition, these captivating stories include Jewish variants of the Pandora and Persephone myths.
Category: Fiction

Jabuti The Tortoise

Author : Gerald McDermott
ISBN : 9780152053741
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabut, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabut into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven. By the creator of Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest. Reprint.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

World Folklore For Storytellers Tales Of Wonder Wisdom Fools And Heroes

Author : Howard J Sherman
ISBN : 9781317451648
Genre : Business & Economics
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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.
Category: Business & Economics

Morphology Of The Folktale

Author : V. Propp
ISBN : 1614278008
Genre : Fiction
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2015 Reprint of 1958 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This classic work was first published in Russian in 1928. Although it represented a breakthrough in both folklore studies and morphology and influenced Claude Levi-Strauss and Roland Barthes, it was generally unnoticed in the West until it was translated in 1958. His character types are used in media education and can be applied to almost any story, be it in literature, theatre, film, television series, games, etc. Contents: On the history of the problem -- The method and material -- The functions of dramatis personae -- Assimilations: cases of the double morphological meaning of a single function -- Some other elements of the tale -- The distribution of functions among dramatis personae -- Ways in which new characters are introduced into the course of action -- On the attributes of dramatis personae and their significance -- The tale as a whole.
Category: Fiction

The Greenwood Library Of World Folktales Europe

Author : Thomas A. Green
ISBN : 0313337861
Genre : Folklore
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Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.
Category: Folklore

The Greenwood Library Of World Folktales Asia

Author : Thomas A. Green
ISBN : 0313337853
Genre : Folklore
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Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.
Category: Folklore