Download E-books Ifa Divination: Communication between Gods and Men in West Africa (Midland Book) PDF

"The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the accrued knowledge of numerous generations of Yoruba humans, are a useful resource not just for all scholars of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but in addition for destiny generations drawn to the continued energy of Ifa divination and a Yoruba lifestyle and thought." ―Henry Drewal

This landmark research of Ifa, an important and difficult process of divination of the Yoruba humans of Nigeria, continues to be a huge contribution to scholarship in anthropology, folklore, faith, philosophy, linguistics, and African and African-American studies.

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Download E-books Petites mythologies de l'oeil et de l'esprit PDF

Los angeles sémiotique plastique refuse los angeles confusion du seen et du dicible. Tout ce qui fait sens peut être soumis à l’analyse: l. a. saturation d’un rouge, le parallélisme ou le croisement de deux lignes ou encore le rappel d’un même agencement de formes et de volumes dan un espace bâti. Les sept études concrètes ici rassemblées portent sur des œuvres aussi différentes qu’une photographie d’Edouard Boubat, une bande dessinée de Benjamin Rabier, deux publicités (‘News’, ‘Urgo’), un tableau de Kandinsky, une maison conçue par l’architecte Georges Baines, les essais opinions et les dessins de Roland Barthes. Un phénomène sémiotique commun les parcourt, qui justifie l’unité de leur approche: c’est le couplage de catégories du signifiant visuel – opposant les couleurs, les formes ou les valeurs – avec certaines catégories conceptuelles, telles que nature/culture, identité/altérité, vie/mort, and so forth. los angeles compréhesion de ce principe porteur de signification conduit au rapprochement des problématiques esthétique, anthropologique et sémiotique de l’image et de l’œuvre d’art. Elle implique le rejet de tout cloisonnement et de toute hiérarchie a priori des arts et des langages.

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Download E-books Treasure of the Sangre De Cristos Tales and Traditions of the Spanish Southwest PDF

By Arthur L. Campa

This number of stories and traditions from the Southwest contains tales of misplaced mines stacked with bars of gold, mule a great deal of silver cached away in outlaw hoards, and outstanding Jesuit treasures buried while that order used to be expelled from New Spain. a few treasure destinations will be rediscovered by accident or by means of an outdated map-and one way or the other regularly misplaced again.

But now not a majority of these folks teasures are of fabric wealth. there's the tale of a nun who enjoyed a soldier and repented, and whose kneeling determine should still be obvious as a mountain rock formation. there's the Hermit of Las Vegas, a precise one who, after touring among Argentina and Quebec, settled in New Mexico, the place he turned the topic of affectionate legends.

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Download E-books Barefoot in the Dark PDF

By Lynne Barrett-Lee

Barefoot at midnight is a bitter-sweet novel approximately taking the 1st steps in the direction of trusting back. but if love before everything sight is the very last thing you’re after, is a fairytale finishing an very unlikely dream? Radio Wales DJ Jack Valentine reveals a misplaced coach on a station platform. With echoes of Cinderella, he appeals on his convey for its proprietor, desire Shepherd, to come back ahead. desire handles exposure for a Cardiff established charity, Heartbeat. inspired via colleagues to safe Jack Valentine to elevate the profile of an upcoming enjoyable run, she reluctantly heads for the studios. The charm among desire and Jack is speedy yet, bruised and battered through their fresh divorces, they're reluctant to danger romance back.

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Download E-books Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Aesop

Aesop's Fables, through Aesop, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variants at reasonable costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the striking beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from cutting-edge most sensible writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of up to date old, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged by means of the paintings
  • Comments by means of different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for additional interpreting
  • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All variants are fantastically designed and are published to enhanced requirements; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to enhance each one reader's realizing of those enduring works.

As legend has it, the storyteller Aesop was once a slave who lived in historic Greece in the course of the 6th century B.C. His memorable, recountable fables have introduced fun characters to lifestyles and pushed domestic thought-provoking morals for generations of listeners and modern day readers. Translated into numerous languages and known to humans world wide, Aesop’s fables by no means tarnish regardless of being advised back and again.

This assortment offers approximately three hundred of Aesop’s so much unique and enduring stories—from “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The city Mouse and the rustic Mouse” to “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs” and “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” Populated via a colourful array of animal characters who personify each possible human type—from fiddling grasshoppers and diligent ants to sly foxes, depraved wolves, courageous mice, and thankful lions—these undying stories are as clean and proper this day as once they have been first created.

Full of humor, perception, and wit, the stories in Aesop’s Fables champion the price of exertions and perseverance, compassion for others, and honesty. they're age-old knowledge in a scrumptious shape, for the intake of adults and kids alike.

D. L. Ashliman is emeritus professor on the collage of Pittsburgh. He taught folklore, mythology, German, and comparative literature at that establishment for thirty-one years. He has additionally served as visitor professor on the collage of Augsburg in Germany.

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Download E-books Lord of the Changing Winds (Griffin Mage Trilogy) PDF

By Rachel Neumeier

Griffins lounged throughout them, inscrutable as cats, brazen as summer time. They became their heads to examine Kes out of fierce, inhuman eyes. Their feathers, ruffled by means of the wind that got here down the mountain, seemed like that they had been poured out of sunshine; their lion haunches like they'd been formed out of gold. A white griffin, shut to hand, appeared like it have been made up of alabaster and white marble after which lit from inside by means of white fireplace. Its eyes have been the pitiless blue-white of the wilderness sky.

Little ever occurs within the quiet villages of peaceable Feierabiand. The process Kes' existence turns out set: she'll develop as much as be an herb-woman and healer for the village of Minas Ford, by no means particularly becoming in yet regularly kind of authorized. And she's content material with that course -- or she thinks she is. till the day the griffins come down from the mountains, bringing with them the fiery wind in their wasteland and a determined want for a healer. yet what the griffins want is a healer who's no longer particularly human . . . or a healer who could be made into whatever now not particularly human.

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Download E-books Italienische Märchen (German Edition) PDF

By Clemens Brentano

Clemens Brentano: Italienische Märchen

Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch

Berliner Ausgabe, 2015, four. Auflage

Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz mit einer Biographie des Autors bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger

  • Entstanden: Zwischen 1805 und 1811.
  • Erstdruck: Die Märchen des Clemens Brentano. Zum Besten der Armen nach dem letzten Willen des Verfassers herausgegeben von Guido Görres. Zweiter Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen (Cotta) 1847. Das »Märchen von dem Myrtenfräulein« struggle zuvor bereits erschienen in: Iris. Unterhaltungsblatt für Freunde des Schönen und Nützlichen (Frankfurt), 1826.

Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe:

  • Clemens Brentano: Werke. Herausgegeben von Friedhelm Kemp, Band 1–4, München: Hanser, [1963–1968].

Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger

Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion

Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Clemens Brentano, Gemälde von Emilie Linder, um 1835

Gesetzt aus Minion professional, 10 pt.

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Download E-books And Eternity (Book Seven of Incarnations of Immortality) PDF

By Piers Anthony

In Pursuit of the last word Good

After an overpowering succession of tragedies, existence has ultimately, mercifully ended for Orlene, once-mortal daughter of Gaea.

Joined in Afterlife via Jolie -- her protector and the someday consort of devil himself -- jointly they search out a 3rd: Vita, a really modern mortal with issues, sights, and an unsettling ethical code uniquely her own.

An amazing triumvirate, they embark on an exceptional quest to reawaken the Incarnation of excellent in an international the place evil reigns -- dealing with demanding situations that would attempt the very fiber in their beings with trials as quite a few, as mysterious, and as devastating because the Incarnations themselves.

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Download E-books Albanian Folktales and Legends: Selected and translated from the Albanian (Albanian Studies) (Volume 2) PDF

By Robert Elsie

Folktales are nonetheless a great deal alive within the mountains of Albania, a land of haunted heritage. they're recited within the evenings after a day’s paintings or out within the fields, are discovered by means of middle and go, as though immortal, from one iteration to the following. Whose mind's eye couldn't be captured through the crafty of the Scurfhead, through the calls for of the Earthly good looks, through the heroic feats of Muja and Halil or by way of the looks of a fiery Kulshedra within the wooded area? incorporated during this assortment usually are not simply folktales yet prose types of a few of the best-known Albanian legends (based on ancient or mythological occasions and figures). The adventures of Muja and Halil and their band of mountain warriors are nonetheless instructed and certainly sung in epic verse within the northern Albanian mountains, and the exploits of the nice Scanderbeg, the Albanian nationwide hero who freed huge elements of the rustic from Turkish rule within the 15th century, are mentioned far and wide Albanians assemble, as though occasions 5 centuries outdated had taken position the day prior to this.

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