Category Archives: Mythology

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology

| January 13, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jennifer K. Stuller

In this accomplished background, inquiry, critique, and reference advisor, Stuller argues that Superwomen, from ask yourself girl to Charlie’s Angels, are greater than simply love pursuits or sidekicks who stand by means of their supermen. She exhibits how the feminine hero in glossy mythology has damaged throughout the conventional boy's membership barrier to exhibit the pivotal function of high-heeled crimefighters in pop culture. bankruptcy subject matters contain love and compassion, spies and sexuality, daddy’s women, and the advanced roles of superwomen who're additionally moms. The publication additionally incorporates a word list of contemporary mythic ladies, in addition to a foreword via acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, writer of Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films.



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The Hurricane Party (Myths)

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

Hanck Orn’s son is useless. once they come to the door they inform him it used to be a middle assault, yet he understands they're mendacity. So he travels to the archipelago on the outermost reaches of the land to determine what rather occurred. He lands on an island and is met through a tender girl, hair streaked with blood, raving like a lunatic. She is without doubt one of the sisters, who inform him the tale of ways his son died within the nice corridor of the extended family, the Norse gods, who have been conserving a celebration. however the festivities quickly obtained out of hand, the site visitors started to argue with each other, and the mischievous shapeshifter Loki dealt a perilous blow. Set in a dystopian destiny that remembers Orwell and Zamyatin, Klas Östergren has weaved a dizzying tale of fantastic scope and foul play. relocating from the golden halls to the depths of the underworld, it really is approximately one man’s look for justice for his son in a global at the brink.

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Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics)

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Wendy Doniger

Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, together with the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are inspiration so far again so far as the 10th century BCE. right here in those seventy-five seminal myths are the numerous incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous baby Krishna, along tales of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals together with boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely diversified and bursting with color and existence, they display the Hindu trust within the unlimited chances of the realm - from the teeming miracles of production to the origins of the incarnation of dying who finally touches them all.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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After Alice: A Novel

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Gregory Maguire

From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of Wicked comes a paranormal new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s cherished classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole a hundred and fifty years in the past, she chanced on a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the international she left in the back of. yet what of that international? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this significant paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his magnificent mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, supplying a creative spin on Carroll’s enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice’s pointed out in brief in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her good friend, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and influence as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and notice her thoroughly domestic from this surreal global less than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be again to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus may be raised from the tomb, maybe Alice should be back to lifestyles. both approach, every thing that occurs subsequent is “After Alice.”

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Stealing Fire

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jo Graham

Alexander the Great's soldier, Lydias of Miletus, has survived the ultimate campaigns of the king's lifestyles. He now has to accommodate the chaos surrounding his dying. Lydias throws his lot in with Ptolemy, certainly one of Alexander's generals who has grabbed Egypt as his own territory. Aided through the eunuch Bagoas, the Persian archer Artashir, and the Athenian courtesan Thais, Ptolemy and Lydias needs to tackle the entire contenders in a determined experience whose prize is the destiny of a white urban through the ocean, and Alexander's legacy.

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A Soul to Steal

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Rob Blackwell

"The excellent Halloween read!"
--Abnormally Paranormal [Book Blog]

"Blackwell has woven a Celtic fantasy, The Legend of Sleepy hole, and a serial killer's rampage right into a nice novel... whilst every thing got here jointly and the whole lot ultimately fell into position i used to be thoroughly surprised. The finishing was once fantastic."
--The Jeep Diva [Book Blog]

A Celtic fantasy and "The Legend of Sleepy hole" collide in The Sanheim Chronicles, a trilogy that mixes city fable, secret, and suspense.

In publication One, A Soul to Steal, newshounds rush to prevent a serial killer sooner than a promised massacre on Halloween evening. yet to unmask and defeat the assassin, they could unharness a miles darker threat--and pay an unbelievable expense.

A Soul to Steal has been featured on USA Today and praised by means of e-book bloggers and readers alike as an addictive page-turner with an finishing that might blow you away.

Reviewers have raved concerning the sequel, Band of Demons, for "plot twists that would depart you gasping for air... Band of Demons is the adventure of a lifetime."

The ultimate booklet within the trilogy, Give the satan His Due, was once released on Oct. 1, 2013.

"With the combo of an historic Celtic fable and the legend of the Headless Horseman, Blackwell's tale is a leave-the-light-on type of web page turner... if you happen to like suspenseful thrillers, cost out A Soul to Steal."
--Indie Reader [Featured on united states at the present time Books]

"If you like Halloween, this is often the ebook for you!  This ebook deals secret, mystery, romance, and the paranormal."
--Bee's Knees reports [Book Blog]

"I love fall and all issues Halloween, so this was once the precise tale to begin the season. Blackwell does Halloween legends justice in his debut novel. the tale is multi-layered, utilizing Halloween legends mixed with a stable previous twisted psychopathic thriller."
--A Texas Reader [Book web publication]  
Read what Amazon reviewers are saying: 

"There's just one Stephen King yet i have to claim this writer is true up there."

"A Soul to scouse borrow is a perfectly well-written novel. Blackwell's writing is masterful, the speed is ideal, and the plot is gripping. I enjoyed the mix of other genres, and inspiration there has been the ideal volume of horror, secret, myth, and romance."

"Great yarn, specially drawing close Halloween. nice takeoff at the Headless Horseman style. The plot and characters have been downright enjoyable to read."

"We've all noticeable the tale of Sleepy hole, now we have all enjoyed The Headless Horseman, however the mix of this mystery with that tale used to be a mixture you could not positioned down when you attempted. outstanding information introduced out ever so slowly, notable characters you're feeling unhappy for and comfortable for and root for because the weave this Halloween tale." 

"This is a superb booklet! I enjoyed interpreting it, nice characters, remarkable suspense, bought my middle pumping a number of occasions. i cannot stay up for the subsequent books within the series!"

"The skill of the writer to mixture delusion, secret, mystery, and love into one booklet makes it a superb piece. i'd hugely suggest this booklet to all."

"Stop this book!"

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The Clean House and Other Plays

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Sarah Ruhl

“Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively constant in its delirious extra. The fresh House shines.”—New Haven Advocate

The fresh House isn't, in any respect, a conventional boy-meets-girl tale. in reality ailment, dying, and grime are one of the topics it addresses. This comedy is romantic, deeply so, yet within the extra arcane feel of the observe: visionary, tinged with delusion, extravagant in feeling, possibly a bit nuts.”—The big apple Times

“Touching, creative, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid, Eurydice reframes the traditional fantasy of ill-fated like to concentration no longer at the bereaved musician yet on his lifeless bride—and on her fight with love past the grave.”—San Francisco Chronicle

This quantity is the 1st ebook of Sarah Ruhl, “a playwright with a special comedian voice, viewpoint, and experience of theater” (Variety), who's speedy leaving her mark at the American degree. within the award-winning Clean House—a play of unusual romance and unusual comedy—a maid who hates cleansing desires approximately growing the right comic story, whereas a physician who treats melanoma leaves his middle inside of one among his sufferers. This quantity additionally contains Eurydice, Ruhl’s reinvention of the tragic Greek story of affection and loss, including a 3rd play nonetheless to be named.

Sarah Ruhl got the celebrated Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play The fresh House, which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly tremendous Theatre corporation in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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Shadows Fall

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Simon R. Green

Considered by way of the writer to be his most interesting paintings but, it is a novel of practical aspect, heartfelt emotion, and excellent mind's eye that builds an international readers will not are looking to depart and spins a story they might not are looking to finish. In a city of wonderful magicks, the place the true and the imagined dwell aspect via facet and the Faerie of legend be aware of the automatons of the longer term, Time sees all—but even he can't get away the prophecy of James Hart's go back, that may purely suggest the demise of Shadows Fall.

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Heroides (Penguin Classics)

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Ovid

Within the twenty-one poems of the Heroides, Ovid gave voice to the heroines and heroes of epic and delusion. those deeply relocating literary epistles display the happiness and torment of affection, because the writers inform in their ache at separation, forgiveness of infidelity or anger at betrayal. The devoted Penelope wonders on the suspiciously lengthy absence of Ulysses, whereas Dido bitterly reproaches Aeneas for too eagerly leaving her mattress to persist with his future, and Sappho—the in basic terms historic determine portrayed here—describes her ardour for the cruelly rejecting Phaon. within the poetic letters among Paris and Helen the enthusiasts appear oblivious to the tragedy prophesied for them, whereas in one other trade the younger Leander asserts his foolhardy eagerness to threat his existence to be along with his cherished Hero.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

| January 12, 2017 | admin | 0

By Sophocles

Four seminal tragedies through the grasp Greek dramatist, in gleaming new translations

Of the a couple of hundred performs Sophocles wrote over the process his lengthy lifestyles, purely seven live to tell the tale. This quantity collects 4 of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a tender girl for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by way of her mother's lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of energy and weak spot vis-àvis the autumn of the good hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and mistake of Heracles's abandoned spouse, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the clash among actual strength and ethical strength.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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