Download E-books The Golden Bough: A study of Magic and Religion PDF

The Golden Bough. A learn of Magic and faith through Sir James George Frazer. The vintage. The Golden Bough: A research in Magic and faith is a wide-ranging, comparative learn of mythology and faith, written by means of the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It used to be first released in volumes in 1890; in 3 volumes in 1900; and the 3rd variation, released 1906–15, comprised twelve volumes. The paintings was once geared toward a large literate viewers raised on stories as informed in such courses as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of fantasy, or tales of Gods and Heroes (1855). Frazer provided a modernist method of discussing faith, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon instead of from a theological point of view. The impact of The Golden Bough on modern ecu literature and idea was once great.

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Download E-books Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm PDF

By Peter Wortsman

This new version of the cherished stories of the Brothers Grimm – chosen, translated and edited through Peter Wortsman - is drawn from the 1857 variation of the German unique, the final version reviewed and authorized through the Brothers of their lifetime. through the years, The Brothers¢ enigmatic narratives were sanitized via Disney and children¢s ebook editors for contemporary intake; this essential version restores their sting and vigour og the unique prose. In Wortsman’s phrases, his translation is a go back to "a tincture of targeted man-eating ogre and flooring hag the teeth, diluted in blood, sweat and tears, as a effective vaccine opposed to the crippling results of worry and fury." those fortifying creative vaccines are followed through twenty-four full-color illustrations by way of Haitian artists, together with Edouard Duval-Carrié, Pascale Monnin, and Frankétienne. Edwidge Danticat observes that many Haitian painters convey "forth one other canvas underneath the only we see." those works’ resourceful scope, energy, and evocation of the subconscious open deep channels among the 2 traditions, laying off new mild and shadow at the vintage stories.

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Download E-books The Clean House and Other Plays PDF

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, whatsoever, a conventional boy-meets-girl tale. in truth disorder, demise, and grime are one of the topics it addresses. This comedy is romantic, deeply so, yet within the extra arcane experience of the be aware: visionary, tinged with fable, extravagant in feeling, possibly a bit nuts.”—The ny Times

“Touching, creative, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid, Eurydice reframes the traditional delusion of ill-fated like to concentration now not 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 e-book of Sarah Ruhl, “a playwright with a different comedian voice, point of view, and experience of theater” (Variety), who's quickly 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 precise shaggy dog story, whereas a physician who treats melanoma leaves his middle inside of one in all 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 obtained the distinguished 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 massive Theatre corporation in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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Download E-books The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War PDF

By Caroline Alexander

"Spectacular and always surprising."
-Ken Burns

Written with the authority of a pupil and the energy of a bestselling narrative historian, The battle That Killed Achilles is an excellent and completely well timed presentation of 1 of the undying tales of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling writer Caroline Alexander has taken aside a story we expect we all know and positioned it again jointly in a fashion that we could us see its precise strength. within the method, she unearths the meant subject matter of Homer's masterwork-the tragic classes of struggle and its enduring devastation.

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Download E-books The Melancholy Android: On the Psychology of Sacred Machines PDF

By Eric G. Wilson

The depression Android is a mental examine of the impulses in the back of the production of androids. Exploring 3 innovative figures the mum, the golem, and the automaton and their appearances in fable, faith, literature, and movie, Eric G. Wilson tracks the improvement of android-building and examines the entice of man-made doubles untroubled by means of information of self. Drawing from the works of philosophers Ficino, Kleist, Freud, and Jung; writers Goethe, Coleridge, Shelley, and Poe; and films akin to city, the mum, and Blade Runner, this publication not just deals a variety of websites from which to research the connection among brain and desktop, but additionally considers a urgent paradoxical obstacle loving machines we wish to hate."

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Download E-books L'ardeur PDF

By Roberto Calasso

Quelque selected d'immensément loin de notre présent est apparu il y a plus de trois mille ans dans l'Inde du Nord : le Veda, un "savoir" qui englobait tout en lui, depuis les grains de sable jusqu'aux confins de l'univers. Cette distance transparaît dans l. a. manière de vivre chaque geste, chaque parole, chaque entreprise. Les hommes védiques accordaient une consciousness adamantine à l'esprit qui les soutenait et qui ne pouvait être disjoint de l'"ardeur" à partir de laquelle, pensaient-ils, le monde s'était développé. L'instant prenait sens dans sa relation avec un invisible qui débordait de présences divines. Ce fut une expérimentation de l. a. pensée si extrême qu'elle aurait pu disparaître sans laisser aucune hint de son passage sur l. a. "terre où erre en liberté l'antilope noire" (c'est ainsi que l'on définissait le lieu de l. a. loi). Et pourtant cette pensée – un enchevêtrement d'hymnes énigmatiques, d'actes rituels, d'histoires de dieux et de fulgurations métaphysiques – a l'indubitable capacité d'éclairer d'une lumière rasante, distincte de toute autre, les événements élémentaires qui appartiennent à l'expérience de tout un chacun, aujourd'hui et partout, à commencer par le easy fait d'être conscient. Elle entre ainsi en collision avec nombre de ce que l'on considère désormais comme des certitudes acquises. Ce livre raconte remark, à travers les "cent chemins" auxquels fait allusion le titre d'une œuvre démesurée et capitale du Veda, le Satapatha Brahmana, on peut retrouver ce qui est sous nos yeux en passant par ce qui est le plus loin de nous.

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Download E-books Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold PDF

By C.S. Lewis

“I observed good why the gods don't communicate to us overtly, nor allow us to resolution . . . Why may still they listen the babble that we expect we suggest? How can they meet us head to head until we've got faces?”

Haunted through the parable of Cupid and Psyche all through his lifestyles, C.S. Lewis wrote this, his final, awesome novel, to retell their tale throughout the gaze of Psyche’s sister, Orual. Disfigured and embittered, Orual loves her more youthful sister to a fault and suffers deeply whilst she is distributed away to Cupid, the God of the Mountain. Psyche is forbidden to seem upon the god’s face, yet is persuaded by means of her sister to take action; she is banished for her betrayal. Orual is left on my own to develop in energy yet by no means in love, to ask yourself on the silence of the gods. purely on the finish of her lifestyles, in visions of her misplaced loved sister, will she pay attention a solution.

"Till we now have Faces succeeds in providing with creative directness what its writer has defined in other places as ‘the divine, magical, terrifying and ecstatic truth during which all of us dwell’ . . . [It] deepens for adults that feel of ask yourself and weird fact which delights little ones in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and different legends of Narnia." —New York Times

"The most vital and victorious paintings that Lewis has . . . produced." —New York usher in Tribune

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Download E-books A Soul to Steal PDF

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... while every little thing got here jointly and every part eventually fell into position i used to be thoroughly stunned. The finishing used to be 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 delusion, secret, and suspense.

In booklet One, A Soul to Steal, journalists rush to forestall 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 incredible rate.

A Soul to Steal has been featured on USA Today and praised by means of publication bloggers and readers alike as an addictive page-turner with an finishing that would 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 ebook within the trilogy, Give the satan His Due, used to be released on Oct. 1, 2013.

"With the mix of an historic Celtic fantasy and the legend of the Headless Horseman, Blackwell's tale is a leave-the-light-on type of web page turner... in case you like suspenseful thrillers, fee out A Soul to Steal."
--Indie Reader [Featured on united states this present day Books]

"If you like Halloween, this can be the booklet for you!  This booklet deals secret, mystery, romance, and the paranormal."
--Bee's Knees stories [Book Blog]

"I love fall and all issues Halloween, so this used to be 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]  
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"Great yarn, in particular impending Halloween. nice takeoff at the Headless Horseman style. The plot and characters have been downright enjoyable to read."

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

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