By David Rockwell
By David Rockwell
By Kewaunee Lapseritis
in the summertime of 1977, an aged girl sat quietly interpreting a booklet at the porch of her cottage in a densely woodland in norther Wisconsin. without notice, an invisible strength despatched the e-book out of her fingers onto the porch flooring. She heard an individual guffawing. on the fringe of the woodland stood the shape of a big apelike creature with darkish auburn hair in all places its physique. This credible girl endured to have telepathic conversations with the man-creature for 4 consecutive summers and got here to understand him as Sasquatch!
is that this an extraordinary and strange occasion? under no circumstances. Jack "Kewaunee" Lapseritis has dedicated his lifestyles to this study - engaging in numerous interviews and spending weeks by myself within the wooded area - quietly attempting to speak with them, instead of hunt them.
The Psychic Sasquatch offers us with revelations approximately those light creatures and the dazzling fact approximately their reference to extraterrestrials and why they can't be found.
By Steve Tillis
Traditions of folks drama exist during the global, starting from easy kinds that contain few humans, rudimentary texts, and crude functionality practices, to complicated varieties regarding complete cities, hugely elaborated texts, and function practices that experience built over enormous quantities of years. but people drama lacks, to this present day, a full-length learn from the views of both folkloristics or drama experiences. This paintings seeks to fill that lack by means of venture a bi-disciplinary learn of the assumption of folks drama, drawing on examples from all over the world, together with Yangge (China), Ta'ziyeh (Iran), Bhav=a=i (India), Karagöz (Turkey), Apidán (Nigeria), and the Mummers' Play (England). It examines the meanings of people and drama, the importance of formality and function in folks drama, the usually encountered challenge of Eurocentric bias, the traditional tripartite department of drama into elite, well known, and folks different types, the necessity for a strategy in a position to describing all elements of folks drama functionality, and the taxonomic position of folks drama in either folkloristics and drama reports. at the foundation of this exam, Rethinking folks Drama establishes a brand new foundation for figuring out the ubiquity and diversity of folks drama.
By Pedro Silva
By Elizabeth Parker
By Barry Jean Ancelet
This teeming compendium of stories assembles and classifies the plentiful lore and storytelling ordinary within the French tradition of southern Louisiana. this can be the biggest, such a lot diversified, and most sensible annotated number of French-language stories ever released within the usa. facet via aspect are dual-language retellings�the Cajun French and its English translation�along with insightful commentaries.
This quantity unearths the lengthy and energetic history of the Louisiana folktale between French Creoles and Cajuns and indicates how tale-telling in Louisiana over the years has remained lively and continuously altering. the superior storytellers of the current day are highlighted in biographical sketches and are pointed out by means of a few of their top stories. Their repertory contains animal tales, magic tales, jokes, tall stories, Pascal (improvised) tales, and mythical tales�all of them colourful examples of Louisiana narrative at its best.
Though vastly remodeled because the French arrived on southern soil, the French oral culture is alive and flourishing this present day. it truly is much more complicated and sundry than has been proven in prior reports, for published listed here are African affects in addition to others which were filtered from America�s multicultural mainstream.
By James Gray
By Lorena Laura Stookey
All worldwide, myths deal with questions that people have consistently posed approximately their origins, their environments, their final destinies, and the meanings in their lives. This ebook examines 30 universal motifs that thread their means via mythological stories throughout background and worldwide. the topics are awarded in alphabetical order, relocating from The Afterlife and Animals in fantasy to The Underworld, global Tree, and Ymir Motif. each one thematic part defines and discusses a unmarried recognizable motif, compares a couple of diverse mythological traditions, and strains the repeated occurrences of 1 of those styles via a number of varied different types of narratives.
The dialogue of The Afterlife, for instance, examines the theme's earliest identified occurrences in historical Mesopotamia and compares them with these in Greek, Aztec, Norse, and different historic cultures, in addition to with modern perspectives from Innuit and Polynesian cultures. A thesaurus offers concise definitions of ordinary phrases. a listing of instructed readings on those issues will extra reduction scholars who wish to deepen their wisdom of global mythology.
By Ellen Baumler
By Edward Feinstein