By Justine McConnell,Edith Hall
Featuring contributions via a global crew of students from a couple of disciplines, the quantity bargains a state of the art, interdisciplinary method of modern literature from all over the world. Analysing a number major authors and works, now not often introduced jointly in a single position, the e-book introduces readers to a couple less-familiar fiction, whereas demonstrating the critical position that classical literature can declare within the worldwide literary curriculum of the 3rd millennium. the trendy fiction lined is as diversified because the acclaimed North American tv sequence The Wire, modern Arab fiction, the japanese novels of Haruki Murakami and the works of recent Zealand's optimum Maori author, Witi Ihimaera.
Read Online or Download Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 (Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception) PDF
Similar folklore & mythology books
The most significant, eclectic thinkers in Victorian England, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924) was once intrigued by means of the gruesome and sometimes savage heritage of the center a long time. The famous writer and folklorist’s fascination with the interval ended in this soaking up compilation of classic stories surrounding such figures as William inform and the guy within the Moon.
Portrayed through early commute writers as old pagan survivals, fairs in Sardinia have lengthy interested either local islanders and outsiders. yet on the sunrise of the twenty-first century, this Mediterranean island has develop into a part of an international economic climate, and its fairs allure travelers from around the globe.
The Ozidi Saga is certainly one of Africa's top recognized prosimetric epics, set within the Delta sector of Nigeria. Blood at the Tides examines the epic -- a story of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- either for instance of oral literature and as a mirrored image of the categorical social and political matters of the Nigerian Delta and the rustic as awhole.
Vampire characters are ubiquitous in pop culture, serving as metaphors for society’s such a lot delicate subjects—sexuality, gender roles, race, ethnicity, class—and frequently channeling frequent fears of immigration, crime, terrorism and habit. This ebook explores pop culture’s vampires variously as sexual seducers, savage monsters, noble protectors and drainers of human energy.
- Haunted Auburn and Opelika (Haunted America)
- The Classic Tales: 4,000 Years of Jewish Lore
- Folk Stories and Personal Narratives in Palestinian Spoken Arabic: A Cultural and Linguistic Study
- Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism: Mysteries of the Norse, Germans and English (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick)
- The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicily: A History of Storytelling, Puppetry, Painted Carts and Other Arts
- Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861–1900
Additional info for Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 (Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception)