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James Baldwin: A Biography
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|February 24, 2015

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“The most revealing and subjectively penetrating assessment of Baldwin’s life yet published.” — The New York Times Book Review. “ The first Baldwin biography in which one can recognize the human features of this brilliant, troubled,…
Medusa: In The Mirror Of Time
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|April 15, 2013

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With her repulsive face and head full of living, venomous snakes, Medusa is petrifying—quite literally, since looking directly at her turned people to stone. Ever since Perseus cut off her head and presented it to Athena, she has been a woman of many forms:…
A Dictionary of Asian Mythology
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|March 15, 2001

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Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O--the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and golden Mount Meru, home of the Hindu gods. Discover myths like the Stone and…
Oxford Companion to World Mythology
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|March 13, 2009

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Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. In The Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology, or…
Sex In The World Of Myth
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|November 15, 2018

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In Sex in the World of Myth , David Leeming argues that sex is as important in myths as it is in our daily lives. Casting myths as our cultural dreams, Leeming shows that sex is pervasive in all mythologies because it has obsessed and confused us like nothing…
The Goddess: Myths Of The Great Mother

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For as long as we have sought god, we have found the goddess. Ruling over the imaginations of humankind’s earliest agricultural civilizations, she played a critical spiritual role as a keeper of nature’s fertile powers and an assurance of the next…
Jealous Gods and Chosen People: The Mythology of the Middle East

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Here, David Leeming offers the first comprehensive narrative study of the mythology of the Middle East. Leeming offers an in-depth discussion of the mythology of the region, covering individual pantheons, cosmic myths, mythic heroes, and much more. He ranges from…
Goddess: Myths of the Female Divine
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|April 30, 1999

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An old woman lives still among the broken slopes of the mountains in the land of the Tarahumara Indians. No one knows exactly where. She is sometimes seen standing along the highway near El Paso, hauling wood near Oaxaca, or even hitching a ride on a semi rig.…
Storytelling Encyclopedia: Historical, Cultural, and Multiethnic Approaches to Oral Traditions…

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This is the first definitive reference work to address the substantive elements of oral storytelling, a form of communication that dates back to the dawn of humanity. It is an A to Z collection of over 700 entries covering such major storytelling elements as…
Myth: A Biography of Belief
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|July 4, 2003

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Exploring classic works such as the Song of Songs, the Tao Te Ching, the Rg Veda, the New Testament, and the Indonesian myth of Hainuwele, Myth: A Biography of Belief reveals the cultural energies that ancient "mythmakers" sought to corral in their creations.…
From Olympus to Camelot: The World of European Mythology

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From the stories suggested by the great cave paintings of the Paleolithic period to the thought experiments of modern scientists, From Olympus to Camelot provides a sweeping history of the development of the rich and varied European mythological tradition. David…
Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America: An Anthology

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This marvelous collection brings together the great myths and legends of the United States--from the creation stories of the first inhabitants, to the tall tales of the Western frontier, to the legendary outlaws of the 1920s, and beyond. This thoroughly engaging…
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