WHY IM AN ONLY CHILD AND OTHER SLIGHTLY NAUGHTY PLAINS FOLKTALES

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Why I M An Only Child And Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales

Author : Roger L. Welsch
ISBN : 9780803285910
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One day Roger Welsch ventured to ask his father a delicate personal question: “Why am I an only child?” His father’s answer is one of many examples of the delightful and laughter-inducing ribald tales Welsch has compiled from a lifetime of listening to and sharing the folklore of the Plains. More narrative than simple jokes, and the product of multiple retellings, these coarse tales were even delivered by such prudish sources as Welsch’s stern and fearsome German great-aunts. Speaking of cucumbers and sausages in a toast to a newly married couple, the prim and proper women of Welsch’s memory voice the obscene and unspeakable in stories fit for general company. Why I’m an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales is Welsch’s celebration of the gentle and evocative bits of humor reflecting the personality of the people of the Plains.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

19th Century Macedonian Folktales

Author : Marko Cepenkov
ISBN : UVA:X002135225
Genre : Tales
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A selection of 66 folktales collected by Cepenkov, who dedicated his life to the collection and preservation of Macedonian folk literature, translated into English for the first time by Fay Thomev. The first title in the TMacquarie University Publications in Macedonian Literature' series.
Category: Tales

Author : Chigozie Obioma
ISBN : 9786180303841
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Σε μια μικρή πόλη της δυτικής Νιγηρίας τέσσερα νεαρά αδέλφια –ο μικρότερος είναι εννιά και ο μεγαλύτερος δεκαπέντε– εκμεταλλεύονται την απουσία του πατέρα τους από το σπίτι για να πάνε για ψάρεμα στο απαγορευμένο κοντινό ποτάμι. Εκεί θα συναντήσουν έναν επικίνδυνο τρελό που θα προφητεύσει ότι ο μεγαλύτερος αδελφός θα δολοφονηθεί από ένα από τα αδέλφια του. Αυτή η προφητεία θα σταθεί η αφορμή να διαλυθεί ο ισχυρός δεσμός τους και η αφετηρία μιας αλυσίδας τραγικών γεγονότων σχεδόν μυθικών διαστάσεων. Μια ιστορία αγάπης, μίσους και εκδίκησης που διαδραματίζεται με φόντο τις κοινωνικοπολιτικές εξελίξεις στη Νιγηρία της δεκαετίας του ’90. Μια συγκλονιστική αφήγηση με τη φωνή του μικρότερου αδελφού, του Μπέντζαμιν, και εξαιρετική χρήση της γλώσσας. Αναφορές στην αφρικάνικη φύση, στους μύθους και τις δοξασίες της Νιγηρίας, καταγραφή της καθημερινότητας με κύριο άξονα τη σύγκρουση μεταξύ παραδοσιακού και δυτικού τρόπου ζωής, σε ένα έξοχο πρώτο βιβλίο ενός λογοτέχνη που αξιοποιεί με μοντέρνο τρόπο την αφρικάνικη αφηγηματική παράδοση και φαίνεται να έχει μακρά καριέρα μπροστά του.
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Ta Tria Mikra Lykakia

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ISBN : 9602402393
Genre : Children's stories, Greek (Modern)
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An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.
Category: Children's stories, Greek (Modern)

Imaginary Menagerie

Author : Julie Larios
ISBN : 0547540663
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Who is half gallop, half walk? Who can turn you to stone with one look? Whose voice do you hear in the splash on the shore? Centaurs, mermaids, and other curious creatures populate these wondrous poems and paintings, inspired by a mythological world full of imagination and mystery. Includes end notes about cultures and legends.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Orwell S Cough

Author : John Ross
ISBN : 9781780741130
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“The doctor suddenly appeared beside Will, startling him. Though he smiled reassuringly, the poet noticed that he kept a safe distance. In a soothing, urbane voice, he explained the treatment: stewed prunes to evacuate the bowels; succulent meats to ease digestion; cinnabar and the sweating tub… Desperate diseases called for desperate remedies.” Did Will Shakespeare’s doctors addle his brain with cinnabar and mercury? Was Jane Eyre inspired by the plagued school that claimed the Brontë clan? Did writing 1984 kill George Orwell? Dr John Ross of Harvard Medical School opens his surgery to consult with the likes of Milton, Swift, Melville, Joyce, and Jack London, exploring the history of medicine as never before, from the Bard’s cloaked visits to Southwark to cure his unsavoury rashes to the arsenic-and-horse-serum jabs given for Yeats’s fevers. With novelistic flair and deep expertise, Ross reveals a wholly absorbing new view on the writer’s life.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Horn Book Magazine

Author : Bertha E. Mahony Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015036939489
Genre : Children's literature
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Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.
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Mishmi Folk Tales Of Lohit Valley

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ISBN : 8183241069
Genre : Legends
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Collection of folk tales, originating in Mishmi language, and retold in English, pravalent in regions surrounding the Lohit River Valley, located in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Category: Legends