By Zoraida Cordova
He used to be long gone for 3 days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit again ashore at Coney Island without reminiscence of what occurred. Now his goals are haunted by way of a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp enamel.
His ally Layla is confident anything is incorrect. yet how can he clarify he can feel feelings like by no means earlier than? How can he clarify he is the inheritor to a state he by no means knew existed? that he is all of sudden a pawn in a conflict as historic because the gods?
Something occurred to him in these 3 days. He used to be claimed by way of the sea...and now it desires him back.
By Barry B. Powell
a necessary reference for an individual drawn to gaining a deeper figuring out and appreciation of classical mythology, this specific consultant deals unique resource fabric at the social and ancient historical past, interpretation, and observation on significant literary books on Greek myth—such as Homer, Hesiod, the tragedians, the historians, Ovid, Vergil, and in Greek artwork. Written in a transparent and lucid demeanour, the ebook bargains clean and unique interpretations in response to the most recent scholarship, and is derived prepared into 3 exact components: I: Definitions and Interpretations (devoted to theoretical issues); II: heritage (to fill in info necessary to figuring out myth); and III: subject matters (chapters directed towards particular subject matters within the learn of myth). For basic readers of English literature and/or classical mythology.
This booklet analyzes the relationships among Athenian myths and the associations that educated them. specifically, it examines how myths encode recommendations on ritual, the code of the warrior, marriage, and politics. Combining conventional ancient and literary feedback with the techniques of anthropologists, feminist critics, and cultural historians, the authors examine particular examples of the epic and tragedy, in addition to funeral orations and the Parthenon marbles, to light up the methods mythic media exploited the ideals, thoughts, and practices of fifth-century Athens, at the same time exemplifying and shaping that culture.
By Anita Shreve
"Shreve's 17th novel is a sad but hopeful tale of affection, reminiscence, loss, and rebuilding....The novel is either delicate and harsh....Shreve's considerate, provocative ancient story has smooth resonance." ---Publishers Weekly
Stella Bain has no reminiscence of her earlier whilst she wakes up in a sanatorium mattress in Marne, France. it's 1916, and he or she wears the uniform of a British struggle nurse yet speaks with an American accessory. once she is ready, Stella units out for London, the place she hopes to discover solutions. What she discovers-with assistance from Dr. August Bridge, who takes an curiosity in her case-both shocks and startles. As Stella's stories come racing again, she needs to adopt a trip around the ocean to confront the haunted earlier of the lady she used to be.
In this gripping historic drama that transports us from Europe to the United States and again back, Anita Shreve weaves an engrossing story approximately love and reminiscence, set opposed to the backdrop of a struggle that devastated a whole new release.
By Gregory L. Little
Dr. Gregory Little and John Van Auken current this tale in an soaking up narrative of the legends of Atlantis and the most recent discoveries within the ongoing look for remnants of the misplaced continent. The ebook comprises over 100 illustrations –some by no means released ahead of. incorporated within the tale of Atlantis are vignettes of the forgotten lands of Mu, Lemuria, Og, Zu, and so forth.
Kumarasambhavam celebrates the affection tale of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union leads to the beginning in their son, the younger god Kumara. starting with a luminous description of the beginning of Parvati, the poem proceeds in completely pitched sensuous aspect via her courtship with Siva till the evening in their marriage ceremony. It performs out their story at the giant scale of best divinity, in which the gods are considered either as enthusiasts and as cosmic ideas. Composed in 8 scintillating cantos, Kumarasambhavam keeps to enchant readers centuries after it used to be first written. Hank Heifetz's glowing translation brings to lifestyles the heady eroticism and magnificent imagery of the unique.
A notable reassessment of the Don Juan fantasy. A literary travel de strength, this amazing novel is informed in single-minded pursuit of double meanings, however it is critical play. Larva is a rollicking account of a masquerade celebration in an deserted mansion in London. Milalias (disguised as Don Juan) searches for Babelle (as drowsing attractiveness) via a linguistic funhouse of puns and wordplay recalling Joyce's Finnegans Wake. A mock-scholarly remark finds the backgrounds of the masked revellers, whereas Rios' allusive language indicates that phrases too put on mask, hiding an surprising variety of extra meanings and implications. Larva revives a Hispanic culture repressed for hundreds of years by way of introducing the English culture of puns, palindromes and acrostics (a note puzzle within which definite letters in each one line shape a notice or phrases) and establishes Rios because the so much comprehensive successor (in any language) to Joyce.
By Judika Illes
Enter the area of Spirits!
The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a complete and wonderful A to Z of spirits from round this international and the subsequent. inside of those pages meet love goddesses and disorder demons, guardians of youngsters and guardians of cadavers. notice Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, woman Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon girls, White girls, Black Madonnas, the fairway guy, the fairway Fairy, plenty and many ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and extra. From the beneficent to the mischievous, operating with those spirits can deliver success, lasting love, wellbeing and fitness, fertility, revenge, and aid. Discover:
- The real identities of over a thousand spirits (as good as their likes and dislikes)
- How to speak with particular spirits to your personal benefit
- How to acknowledge those spirits once they happen themselves
- The mythological and historic occasions linked to particular spirits
- The colours, days, numbers, and astrological indicators linked to particular spirits
The Encyclopedia of Spirits additionally offers an summary of the function of spirit conversation all through background and a basic consultant to operating with spirits. it doesn't matter what your life's difficulties or wants, this booklet can advisor you to the best spirits who can assist satisfy your goals. For the religious adept, the beginner, or the easily curious, the Encyclopedia of Spirits will tell, motivate, and delight.
By Jesse L. Byock
Written in Iceland a century after the shut of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the resource of so much of what we all know of Norse mythology. Its stories are peopled through giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods reside with the tragic wisdom in their personal forthcoming destruction within the cataclysmic conflict of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s construction to its violent finish. This strong new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological complexity of the outdated Icelandic original.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
The ebook leads the reader via those shiny tales, from the origins of the gods via to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. all of the typical narratives are the following, besides a few much less popular characters and motifs. as well as the stories, the booklet explains key matters bobbing up from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue ebook crystallises 3 key parts of curiosity: the character of the stories; the tales themselves; and the way they've got and may be interpreted. For the 1st time, it brings jointly elements of Greek mythology simply frequently to be had in disparate varieties - specifically kid's books and educational works. there'll be a lot right here that's fascinating, staggering, and weird in addition to usual. specialists and non-experts, adults, scholars and schoolchildren alike will achieve leisure and perception from this attention-grabbing and significant quantity.