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

Author: Roger L. Welsch
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803285914
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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.

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.

Author: Chigozie Obioma
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180303843
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Σε μια μικρή πόλη της δυτικής Νιγηρίας τέσσερα νεαρά αδέλφια –ο μικρότερος είναι εννιά και ο μεγαλύτερος δεκαπέντε– εκμεταλλεύονται την απουσία του πατέρα τους από το σπίτι για να πάνε για ψάρεμα στο απαγορευμένο κοντινό ποτάμι. Εκεί θα συναντήσουν έναν επικίνδυνο τρελό που θα προφητεύσει ότι ο μεγαλύτερος αδελφός θα δολοφονηθεί από ένα από τα αδέλφια του. Αυτή η προφητεία θα σταθεί η αφορμή να διαλυθεί ο ισχυρός δεσμός τους και η αφετηρία μιας αλυσίδας τραγικών γεγονότων σχεδόν μυθικών διαστάσεων. Μια ιστορία αγάπης, μίσους και εκδίκησης που διαδραματίζεται με φόντο τις κοινωνικοπολιτικές εξελίξεις στη Νιγηρία της δεκαετίας του ’90. Μια συγκλονιστική αφήγηση με τη φωνή του μικρότερου αδελφού, του Μπέντζαμιν, και εξαιρετική χρήση της γλώσσας. Αναφορές στην αφρικάνικη φύση, στους μύθους και τις δοξασίες της Νιγηρίας, καταγραφή της καθημερινότητας με κύριο άξονα τη σύγκρουση μεταξύ παραδοσιακού και δυτικού τρόπου ζωής, σε ένα έξοχο πρώτο βιβλίο ενός λογοτέχνη που αξιοποιεί με μοντέρνο τρόπο την αφρικάνικη αφηγηματική παράδοση και φαίνεται να έχει μακρά καριέρα μπροστά του.

AMERICAN INDIAN FOLKLORE TALES MYTHS AND LEGENDS 7 Book Set

Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
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A collection of 7 American Indian, or Native American, folklore books containing legends, myths and tales for children with a total of 230 stories spread across almost 1,400 pages of old and forgotten books. Herein you will find stories from the Hopi, Atsugewi, Achomawi, the Dakotas and the Maidu plus three compilations of American Indian folklore from across North America. Also included is a complimentary selection of 15 stories from the Abela Collection pushing the number of stories you receive up to 245.The books in this collection are: ISBN TITLE 9780956058461 Folklore and Legends of the North American Indian 9781907256158 American Indian Fairy Tales 9781907256240 Achomawi and Atsugewi Myths and Tales 9781907256257 Old Indian Legends – Stories from the Dakotas 9781907256264 Indian Why Stories 9781907256356 Maidu Texts and Folklore 9781907256394 Traditions and Folklore of the Hopi FREE EBOOK Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World

Mr China s Son

Author: Liyi He
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429974582
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Through the accounts of a prominent Chinese villager and his family, the author examines the years leading up to Chinas Cultural Revolution and its impact on intellectual society.. This book recounts, through one individual's tortured life and a family's struggle, how a generation of Chinese intellectuals was lost to the harsh experiences of the labor camps. It reveals in detail what happened in China in the 1950's before the Cultural Revolution. He Liyi's exile into the labor camps and, upon his release, into the life of a poor peasant is told with a stunning honesty and richness of detail. His miraculous teaching astounds the reader with its description of the capricious nature of Chinese officialdom. }He Liyi belongs to one of China's minorities, the Bai, and he lives in a remote area of northwestern Yunnan Province. In 1979, his wife sold her fattest pig to buy him a shortwave radio. He spent every spare moment listening to the BBC and VOA in order to improve the English he had learned at college between 1950 and 1953. For "further practice," he decided to write down his life story in English. Humorous and unfiltered by translation, his autobiography is direct and personal, full of richly descriptive images and phrases from his native Bai language.At the time of He Liyi's graduation, English was being vilified as the language of the imperialists, so the job he was assigned had nothing to do with his education. In 1958, he was labeled a rightist and sent to a "reeducation-through-labor farm." Spirited away by truck on the eve of his marriage, Mr. he spent years in the labor camp, where he schemed to garner favor from the authorities, who nevertheless shamed him publicly and told him that all his problems "belong to contradictions between the people and the enemy." After his release in 1962, the talented Mr. He had no choice but to return to his native village as a peasant. His stratagems for survival, which included stealing "nightsoil" from public toilets and extracting peach-pit oil from thousands of peaches, personify the peasant's universal struggle to endure those difficult years.He Liyi's autobiography recounts nearly all the major events of China's recent history, including the Japanese occupation, the Communist victory over the Nationalists in 1949, Mao's disastrous Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, the experience of labor camps, and changes brought about by China's dramatic re-opening to the world since Deng Xiaoping came to power in 1978. No other book so poignantly reveals the travails of the common person and village life under china's tempestuous Communist government, which He Liyi ironically refers to as "Mr. China." Yet he describes his saga of poverty and hardship with humor and a surprising lack of bitterness. And rarely has there been such an intimate, frank view of how a Chinese man thinks and feels about personal relationships, revealed in dialogue and letters to his two wives.He Liyi's autobiography stands as perhaps the most readable and authentic account available in English of life in rural China. }

A Broken Flute

Author: Doris Seale
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759107793
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Presents reviews and evaluations of six hundred children's books about Native Americans.

Ta tria mikra lykakia

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An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.

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.