Why I m an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales

Author: Roger L. Welsch
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803284284
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One day Roger Welsch ventured to ask his father a delicate personal question: “Why am I an only child?” His father’s answer is one of many examples of the delightful and laughter-inducing ribald tales Welsch has compiled from a lifetime of listening to and sharing the folklore of the Plains. More narrative than simple jokes, and the product of multiple retellings, these coarse tales were even delivered by such prudish sources as Welsch’s stern and fearsome German great-aunts. Speaking of cucumbers and sausages in a toast to a newly married couple, the prim and proper women of Welsch’s memory voice the obscene and unspeakable in stories fit for general company. Why I’m an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales is Welsch’s celebration of the gentle and evocative bits of humor reflecting the personality of the people of the Plains.

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612420
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

19th Century Macedonian Folktales

Author: Marko Cepenkov
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A selection of 66 folktales collected by Cepenkov, who dedicated his life to the collection and preservation of Macedonian folk literature, translated into English for the first time by Fay Thomev. The first title in the TMacquarie University Publications in Macedonian Literature' series.

Der dunkle Fluss

Author: Chigozie Obioma
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841209122
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»Das erstaunlichste Debüt eines neuen afrikanischen Autors.« Sigrid Löffler, Deutschlandradio. Vielfach preisgekrönt, übersetzt in 25 Sprachen: Benjamin und seine Brüder leben in der Nähe eines gefährlichen Flusses. Als ihr Vater die Familie verlassen muss, verstoßen sie gegen sein Verbot, sich dem Gewässer zu nähern. Die Fische, die sie dort fangen, sind Vorboten einer Tragödie. Ein faszinierendes Familiendrama und eine sprachmächtige Fabel über das Schicksal Nigerias. Von Afrikas neuem großen Erzähler. »Das beste zeitgenössische Buch, das ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe. Ein moderner Klassiker.« Maxim Biller, Literarisches Quartett.

Imaginary Menagerie

Author: Julie Larios
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547540665
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Who is half gallop, half walk? Who can turn you to stone with one look? Whose voice do you hear in the splash on the shore? Centaurs, mermaids, and other curious creatures populate these wondrous poems and paintings, inspired by a mythological world full of imagination and mystery. Includes end notes about cultures and legends.

Orwell s Cough

Author: John Ross
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780741138
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“The doctor suddenly appeared beside Will, startling him. Though he smiled reassuringly, the poet noticed that he kept a safe distance. In a soothing, urbane voice, he explained the treatment: stewed prunes to evacuate the bowels; succulent meats to ease digestion; cinnabar and the sweating tub… Desperate diseases called for desperate remedies.” Did Will Shakespeare’s doctors addle his brain with cinnabar and mercury? Was Jane Eyre inspired by the plagued school that claimed the Brontë clan? Did writing 1984 kill George Orwell? Dr John Ross of Harvard Medical School opens his surgery to consult with the likes of Milton, Swift, Melville, Joyce, and Jack London, exploring the history of medicine as never before, from the Bard’s cloaked visits to Southwark to cure his unsavoury rashes to the arsenic-and-horse-serum jabs given for Yeats’s fevers. With novelistic flair and deep expertise, Ross reveals a wholly absorbing new view on the writer’s life.

Darcy Meine wunderbare Welt

Author: Laura Dockrill
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641134285
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Darcy Burdock ist zehn, aber schon fast elf. Oktopusse und Spinnen mag sie für ihr Leben gern. Seemöwen hasst sie leidenschaftlich – vor allem, seit eine ihr Eis geklaut hat. Klamotten kaufen findet sie blöd, weil ihr die coolen Kleider für Erwachsene noch zu groß sind. Schule ist okay, aber irgendwie auch recht langweilig. Verlieben will Darcy sich nie, wirklich niemals, das bricht einem eh nur das Herz, so wie der älteren Schwester ihres Freundes Will. Später wird sie mal Bücher schreiben über alles, was ihr so passiert. Und das ist einiges, schließlich ist sie eine halbe Meerjungfrau ...

The Horn Book Magazine

Author: Bertha E. Mahony Miller
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Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.