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

William Blake S Gothic Imagination

Author : Chris Bundock
ISBN : 9781526121967
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scholars of the Gothic have long recognised Blake's affinity with the genre. Yet, to date, no major scholarly study focused on Blake's intersection with the Gothic exists. William Blake's gothic imagination seeks to redress this disconnect. The papers here do not simply identify Blake's Gothic conventions but, thanks to recent scholarship on affect, psychology, and embodiment in Gothic studies, reach deeper into the tissue of anxieties that take confused form through this notoriously nebulous historical, aesthetic, and narrative mode. The collection opens with papers touching on literary form, history, lineation, and narrative in Blake's work, establishing contact with major topics in Gothic studies. Then refines its focus to Blake's bloody, nervous bodies, through which he explores various kinds of Gothic horror related to reproduction, anatomy, sexuality, affect, and materiality. Rather than transcendent images, this collection attends to Blake's 'dark visions of torment'.
Category: Literary Criticism

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

Na Amat Woman

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ISBN : WISC:89066254509
Genre : Israel
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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

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

Gabriel S Palace

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780195093889
Genre : Literary Collections
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Over 150 tales from the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folktales, and Hasidic lore.
Category: Literary Collections