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The Green Man

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Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1504060385
Pages : 393 pages
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Green Man Tales from the Mythic Forest

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The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature

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ISBN : 087586435X
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Download Free The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature in PDF by Gary R. Varner Full eBook and published by Algora Publishing. This book was released on 2006-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A delightful world tour of traditions and beliefs related to trees and forests, The Mythic Forest highlights modern-day revivals of ancient customs and identifies the Green Man motif in American architecture, hisface peering out from behind his leaves on California banks and New York brownstone houses. The book will appeal to readers interested in folklore and legends, mythology, urban archeology, and, of course, trees and their lore. Trees and forests are rich in symbolism and have been feared or revered since man began to walk the earth. In Part I, the author discusses the gods of nature and the folklore of trees, tracing a variety of legends, practices and beliefs; in Part II he presents the history of the image of the Green Man and its use in pre-Christian and early Christian times up to today. Mankind has given a recognizable face to the awesome and impalpable forces of nature in the image of the Green Man and the nature spirits that this book explores. The ways in which different societies and different craftsmen have depicted these spirits display the wide creative range of the human imagination, but the persistence of the theme suggests that in all their many facets these "spirits" represent a deep, primordial sense that humans have shared since civilization began; for the message of these images has remained the same, even if somewhat altered over time. Folk traditions from around the world, from the rites that celebrate spring and egg on the forces of fertility to folk health remedies and the use of talismans to ward off illness and other evils, show some surprising similarities and hint at the shared origins of human culture. Even though the original significance of manycustoms has been lost or diluted, they still hold an appeal and many American towns even today are re-introducing seasonal fairs to recreate and revel in the link between man and nature. * Gary R. Varner is author of: Essays in Contemporary Paganism; Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning, and Mythology of Holy Wells & Waters; Water of Life-Water of Death: The Folklore and Mythology of Sacred Water; and Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone.


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Pagan Themes in Modern Children's Fiction

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ISBN : 0230236898
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Free Pagan Themes in Modern Children's Fiction in PDF by P. Bramwell Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-03-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Applying a range of critical approaches to works by authors including Susan Cooper, Catherine Fisher, Geraldine McCaughrean, Anthony Horowitz and Philip Pullman, this book looks at the formative and interrogative relationship between recent children's literature and fashionable but controversial aspects of modern Paganism.


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The Forest and the EcoGothic

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ISBN : 3030351548
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Download Free The Forest and the EcoGothic in PDF by Elizabeth Parker Full eBook and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-02-13 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers the first full length study on the pervasive archetype of The Gothic Forest in Western culture. The idea of the forest as deep, dark, and dangerous has an extensive history and continues to resonate throughout contemporary popular culture. The Forest and the EcoGothic examines both why we fear the forest and how exactly these fears manifest in our stories. It draws on and furthers the nascent field of the ecoGothic, which seeks to explore the intersections between ecocriticism and Gothic studies. In the age of the Anthropocene, this work importantly interrogates our relationship to and understandings of the more-than-human world. This work introduces the trope of the Gothic forest, as well as important critical contexts for its discussion, and examines the three main ways in which this trope manifests: as a living, animated threat; as a traditional habitat for monsters; and as a dangerous site for human settlement. This book will appeal to students and scholars with interests in horror and the Gothic, ecohorror and the ecoGothic, environmentalism, ecocriticism, and popular culture more broadly. The accessibility of the subject of ‘The Deep Dark Woods’, coupled with increasingly mainstream interests in interactions between humanity and nature, means this work will also be of keen interest to the general public.


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Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN : 1621151611
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Free Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess in PDF by Charles Vess Full eBook and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fantasy art of Charles Vess is acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second to none. Vess created memorable works for such best selling fantasy authors as Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Charles De Lint, and George R. R. Martin, as well as a who''s-who list of publishers and clients. His art is breathtakingly singular while recalling the golden age of illustration, when paint and brush were the vessels that carried readers to distant lands, bygone ages, and realms of the imagination. Featuring a forword by Susanna Clarke, author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.


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Landscape in Children's Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136321179
Pages : 258 pages
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Download Free Landscape in Children's Literature in PDF by Jane Suzanne Carroll Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-08-06 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a new critical methodology for the study of landscapes in children's literature. Treating landscape as the integration of unchanging and irreducible physical elements, or topoi, Carroll identifies and analyses four kinds of space — sacred spaces, green spaces, roadways, and lapsed spaces — that are the component elements of the physical environments of canonical British children’s fantasy. Using Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Sequence as the test-case for this methodology, the book traces the development of the physical features and symbolic functions of landscape topoi from their earliest inception in medieval vernacular texts through to contemporary children's literature. The identification and analysis of landscape topoi synthesizes recent theories about interstitial space together with earlier morphological and topoanalytical studies, enabling the study of fictional landscapes in terms of their physical characteristics as well as in terms of their relationship with contemporary texts and historical precedents. Ultimately, by providing topoanalytical studies of other children’s texts, Carroll proposes topoanalysis as a rich critical method for the study and understanding of children’s literature and indicates how the findings of this approach may be expanded upon. In offering both transferable methodologies and detailed case-studies, this book outlines a new approach to literary landscapes as geographical places within socio-historical contexts.


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Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810848160
Pages : 394 pages
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Download Free Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales in PDF by Beth Bartleson Zarian Full eBook and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether two teachers are covering the same topic in separate classes, or designing a thematic unit with the school librarian, this handy guide to nearly 800 award-winning historical fiction for Kindergarten through 8th grade will assist all parties in the selection of high quality literature.


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Folktales Retold

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ISBN : 9780786480463
Pages : 219 pages
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Download Free Folktales Retold in PDF by Amie A. Doughty Full eBook and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-03-14 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional elements, try out new narrative voices, and more. These revisions take all forms, from short stories to novel-length narratives to poems, plays, musicals, films and advertisements. The resulting tales paint the tales from myriad perspectives, using the broad palette of human creativity. This study examines folktale revisions from many angles, drawing on examples primarily from revisions of Western European traditional tales, such as those of the Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault. Also discussed are new folktales that combine traditional storylines with commentary on modern life. The conclusion considers how revisionists poke fun at and struggle to understand stories that sometimes made little sense to start with.


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The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

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ISBN : 9780810863453
Pages : 568 pages
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Download Free The A to Z of Fantasy Literature in PDF by Brian Stableford Full eBook and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-08-13 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.


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Best Books for Young Adults

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838935699
Pages : 346 pages
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Download Free Best Books for Young Adults in PDF by Holly Koelling Full eBook and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2007 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.


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Under the Moons of Mars

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ISBN : 1442420316
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Free Under the Moons of Mars in PDF by John Joseph Adams Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of all-new John Carter of Mars stories contains “plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure” (Kirkus Reviews). Ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs published A Princess of Mars in 1912, fans of all ages have marveled at the adventures of John Carter, an Earthman who suddenly finds himself in a strange new world. A century later, readers can enjoy this compilation of brand-new stories starring John Carter of Mars. Collected by veteran editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features a foreword by Tamora Pierce and stories and original art from titans of literature and illustration such as Peter S. Beagle, Garth Nix, Charles Vess, and many more, plus a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff. This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. or any other entity associated with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.


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The Monstrous

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Publisher : Tachyon Publications
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ISBN : 1616962097
Pages : 385 pages
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Download Free The Monstrous in PDF by Peter Straub Full eBook and published by Tachyon Publications. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Superstar editor Datlow makes no missteps...." —Publishers Weekly Take a terrifying journey with literary masters of suspense, including Peter Straub, Kim Newman, and Caitlín R. Kiernan, visiting a place where the other is somehow one of us. These electrifying tales redefine monsters from mere things that go bump in the night to inexplicable, deadly reflections of our day-to-day lives. Whether it's a seemingly devoted teacher, an obsessive devotee of swans, or a diner full of evil creatures simply seeking oblivion, the monstrous is always there—and much closer than it appears.


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Beyond the Woods

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Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
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ISBN : 1597805866
Pages : 496 pages
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Download Free Beyond the Woods in PDF by Paula Guran Full eBook and published by Start Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2016-07-05 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once upon a time, the stories that came to be known as “fairy tales” were cultivated to entertain adults more than children; it was only later that they were tamed and pruned into less thorny versions intended for youngsters. But in truth, they have continued to prick the imaginations of readers at all ages. Over the years, authors have often borrowed bits and pieces from these stories, grafting them into their own writing, creating literature with both new meaning and age-old significance. In the last few decades or so, they’ve also intentionally retold and reinvented the tales in a variety of ways—delightful or dark, wistful or wicked, sweet or satirical—that forge new trails through the forests of fantastic fiction. This new anthology compiles some of the best modern fairy-tale retellings and reinventions from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talents, into an enchanting collection. Explore magical new realms by traveling with us, Beyond the Woods . . .


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The Doll Collection

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Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 1466851945
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Free The Doll Collection in PDF by Ellen Datlow Full eBook and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Doll Collection is exactly what it sounds like: a treasured toy box of all-original dark stories about dolls of all types, including everything from puppets and poppets to mannequins and baby dolls. Featuring everything from life-sized clockwork dolls to all-too-human Betsy Wetsy-type baby dolls, these stories play into the true creepiness of the doll trope, but avoid the clichés that often show up in stories of this type. Master anthologist Ellen Datlow has assembled a list of beautiful and terrifying stories from bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Pat Cadigan, Tim Lebbon, Richard Kadrey, Genevieve Valentine, and Jeffrey Ford. The collection is illustrated with photographs of dolls taken by Datlow and other devoted doll collectors from the science fiction and fantasy field. The result is a star-studded collection exploring one of the most primal fears of readers of dark fiction everywhere, and one that every reader will want to add to their own collection. Stories in this anthology by: Stephen Gallagher, Joyce Carol Oates, Gemma Files, Pat Cadigan, Lucy Sussex, Tim Lebbon, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Stephen Graham Jones, Miranda Siemienowicz, Mary Robinette Kowal, Richard Bowes, Genevieve Valentine, Richard Kadrey, Veronica Schanoes, John Langan, Jeffrey Ford At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Mad Hatters and March Hares

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ISBN : 0765391082
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Free Mad Hatters and March Hares in PDF by Ellen Datlow Full eBook and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2017-12-12 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland. Featuring stories and poems from Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M. Valente, Delia Sherman, Genevieve Valentine, Priya Sharma, Stephen Graham Jones, Richard Bowes, Jeffrey Ford, Angela Slatter, Andy Duncan, C.S.E. Cooney, Matthew Kressel, Kris Dikeman, Jane Yolen, Kaaron Warren, Ysbeau Wilce, and Katherine Vaz. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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The Cutting Room

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ISBN : 1616961686
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Free The Cutting Room in PDF by Ellen Datlow Full eBook and published by Tachyon Publications. This book was released on 2014-10-14 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The credits have rolled, but the lights are still off. Something is lurking on the other side of the screen. There are dark secrets, starving monsters, and haunted survivors who refuse to be left on the cutting room floor. But that’s okay, right? After all, everybody loves the movies.... Here are twenty-three terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life—and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz, and she's made some very unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what—and who—gets cut? These award-winning, bestselling authors will take you to the darkest depths of the theater and beyond.