Download E-books The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) PDF

By Margaret Atwood

"Homer’s Odyssey isn't the in basic terms model of the tale. Mythic fabric used to be initially oral, and likewise neighborhood -- a delusion will be advised a technique in a single position and particularly in a different way in one other. i've got drawn on fabric except the Odyssey, particularly for the main points of Penelope’s parentage, her adolescence and marriage, and the scandalous rumors circulating approximately her. I’ve selected to offer the telling of the tale to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids shape a chanting and making a song refrain, which makes a speciality of questions that needs to pose themselves after any shut studying of the Odyssey: What resulted in the putting of the maids, and what used to be Penelope particularly as much as? the tale as informed within the Odyssey doesn’t carry water: there are too many inconsistencies. I’ve continually been haunted by way of the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself." -- from Margaret Atwood’s Foreword to The Penelopiad

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Download E-books A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones Book 1) PDF

By S.L. Baum

In case you dwell lengthy enough... love (and probability) will locate you.

Seventeen-year-old Charity on a regular basis alterations her city and her identify, with hopes to start a brand new lifestyles. yet it truly is very unlikely to fly less than the radar in tiny Telluride, Colorado. whilst fellow newcomer hyperlink enters her existence, her plan to begin over with a fresh slate unravels. Charity quickly realizes for you to by no means really go away your previous in the back of, whereas hyperlink discovers that mortals usually are not the single beings to stroll this earth.

A probability for Charity is e-book One within the Immortal Ones sequence - 2 time winner of the mystical Romance Guild Reviewer's selection Award for most sensible YA sequence (2012 & 2013).

Also by way of S.L. Baum - LUSH - a YA Dystopian Trilogy
LUSH, HUSH, & weigh down

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Download E-books Genesis: Translation and Commentary PDF

"[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our iteration and beyond."―Robert Fagles

Genesis starts off with the making of heaven and earth and all lifestyles, and ends with similar to a mummy―Joseph's―in a coffin. In among come some of the primal tales in Western tradition: Adam and Eve's expulsion from the backyard of Eden, Cain's homicide of Abel, Noah and the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob instead of Esau, the saga of Joseph and his brothers.

In Robert Alter's awesome translation, those tales cohere in a strong narrative of the tortuous family members among fathers and sons, husbands and other halves, eldest and more youthful brothers, God and his selected humans, the folks of Israel and their associates. Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary ideas of the traditional Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose. It recovers a Genesis with the continuity of subject matter and motif of a totally conceived and completely discovered publication. His insightful, totally educated remark illuminates the ebook in all its dimensions.

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Download E-books Early Irish Myths and Sagas (Penguin Classics) PDF

First written down within the 8th century advert, those early Irish tales depict a miles older world—part delusion, half legend and half background. wealthy with magic and achingly attractive, they communicate of a land of heroic battles, excessive love and warrior beliefs, during which the otherworld is explored and males mingle freely with the gods. From the bright adventures of the good Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the beautiful "Exile of the Sons of Uisliu"—a story of treachery, honour and romance—these are masterpieces of ardour and power, and shape the root for the Irish literary culture: a mythic legacy that was once a robust effect at the paintings of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 superior by way of introductions and notes through special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Medea (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) PDF

By Emma Griffiths

Giving entry to the most recent serious pondering at the topic, Medea is a complete consultant to assets that paints a bright portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in fable for the homicide of her kids after she is banished from her own residence and changed by way of a brand new spouse. Emma Griffiths brings into concentration formerly unexplored topics of the Medea delusion, and gives an incisive advent to the tale and its history.

Studying Medea’s ‘everywoman’ prestige – one who has prompted many intricacies of her story to be neglected – Griffiths areas the tale in historic and smooth context and divulges attention-grabbing insights into old Greece and its ideology, the significance of existence, the position of ladies and the location of the outsider.

In transparent, effortless phrases, the ebook situates the parable inside of analytical frameworks resembling psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea’s place in present classical examine in addition to her lasting appeal.

 

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Download E-books Zombies: A Cultural History PDF

Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging toes and a odor of degradation and what do you get? greater no longer discover. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed risk from its beginnings in vague folklore and superstition to worldwide prestige this present day, the megastar of movies such as 28 Days LaterWorld battle Z, and the outrageously profitable comedian publication, television sequence, and video game—The jogging Dead. during this brain-gripping heritage, Roger Luckhurst strains the variations of the zombie via our tradition and imaginations, studying the undead’s skill to stay defiantly alive.
Luckhurst follows a path that leads from the nineteenth-century Caribbean, via American pulp fiction of the Twenties, to the center of the 20 th century, while zombies swarmed comedian books and picture monitors. From there he follows the zombie around the globe, tracing the vectors of its infectious international unfold from France to Australia, Brazil to Japan. sewing jointly fabrics from anthropology, folklore, trip writings, colonial histories, well known literature and cinema, scientific historical past, and cultural theory, Zombies is the definitive brief advent to these restless pulp monsters. 
 

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Download E-books Götter und Helden der Griechen PDF

By Apollodoros, Kai Brodersen

In dieser faszinierenden Zusammenschau der griechischen
Mythologie stellt Apollodor den griechischen Mythos von der
Schöpfung der Welt bis hin zu den Taten der Heroen in einen
erzählerischen Zusammenhang und reichert ihn durch Varianten
an, die aus zahllosen und für uns heute verlorenen Werken der
Poesie und Prosa stammen. Die Übersetzung beruht auf der 2010
publizierten kritischen Neuausgabe des Textes.
Kai Brodersen ist Professor für Antike Kultur an der Universität
Erfurt und deren Präsident.

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Download E-books Stories from Ancient Canaan, Second Edition PDF

By Michael D. Coogan

The texts from old Ugarit are one of the most crucial sleek discoveries for figuring out the Bible. For greater than thirty years, Stories from old Canaan has been famous as a hugely authoritative and readable presentation of the vital Canaanite myths and epics came across at Ugarit. This totally revised variation takes into consideration advances within the studying, knowing, and interpretation of those tales due to the fact that 1978. it's also extra texts, improved introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to carry this vintage brand new which will offer available and actual translations of those texts for a brand new new release of scholars.

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Download E-books Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology PDF

By Cory O'Brien

Get this:

Cronus loved to consume babies.

Narcissus most likely must have simply realized to masturbate.

Odin bought development reductions with bestiality.

Isis had undesirable flavor in jewelry.

Ganesh used to be the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy.

And Abraham used to be absolutely cool approximately stabbing his child within the face.

All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, workstation models of the vintage myths. in truth, mythology is extra screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, all of it is smart now. In Zeus offers silly Wishes, Cory O’Brien, author of Myths RETOLD!, units the tales immediately. those are impolite, crude, completely sacred texts advised the best way they have been intended to be informed: loudly, and with plenty of four-letter words.

Skeptical? listed below are a couple of extra gemstones to consider:

• Zeus as soon as filled an unborn fetus inside of his thigh to save lots of its lifestyles after he exploded its mom via being too strong in bed.

• the whole Egyptian universe used to be kept simply because Sekhmet simply bought too hammered to maintain murdering everyone.

• The Hindu universe is administered through a married couple who merely cease murdering so as to throw candy dance parties…on the corpses in their enemies.

• The Norse goddess Freyja as soon as consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in trade for one glossy necklace.

And there’s extra dysfunctional goodness the place that got here from.

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Download E-books King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla (Penguin Classics) PDF

This compelling Icelandic background describes the lifetime of King Harald Hardradi, from his battles throughout Europe and Russia to his ultimate attack on England in 1066, below 3 weeks earlier than the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was once a conflict that resulted in his dying and marked the top of an period during which Europe were ruled via the specter of Scandinavian forces. regardless of England's triumph, it additionally performed a vital half in fatally weakening the English military instantly ahead of the Norman Conquest, altering the process heritage. Taken from the Heimskringla—Snorri Sturluson's whole account of Norway from prehistoric instances to 1177—this is a brilliantly human depiction of the turbulent lifestyles and savage loss of life of the final nice Norse warrior-king.

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

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