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Steve Goodman: Facing the Music
Clay Eals

ECW Press, 2007

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The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005

In The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion internationally acclaimed scholars Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull examine Tolkien's masterpiece chapter by chapter, offering expert insights into its evolution, structure, and meaning. They discuss in close detail important literary and historical influences on the development of The Lord of the Rings, connections between that work and other writings by Tolkien, errors and inconsistencies, ...


The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions)

W. W. Norton & Company, 1999

Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable. This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. The Classic Fairy Tales focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and presents multicultural variants and ...


The Jack Tales
Richard Chase

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1993

A collection of folk tales from the southern Appalachians that center on a single character, the irrepressible Jack.


Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta
Robert Palmer

Penguin Books, 1982

Music category type book. Paperback. Robert Palmer, Author. Lightly age toned pages. A Penquin Book. 1982 reprinted in 1988. Printed in USA. Total 310 pages. Approximate size, 5 x 7.75. Brown covers with pictorials of Blues singers, band on the front cover - one guy wearing a blue suit. Pages clean with no markings or tears. Spine is tight and straight. A nice book that is quite educational about the "Blues" singers! See our photo, not like the ...


The power of the blood
H. A. Maxwell Whyte

H.A. Maxwell Whyte, 1972

You know that "there's power in the blood," just like the old hymn says––but are you actually experiencing that power in your daily life? As you delve deep into this newly revised and expanded version of H. A. Maxwell Whyte's classic best–seller, you will realize the value of this vital, yet seldom wielded, weapon in the believer's arsenal and how God wants you to use it in coping with life's difficult situations. Defeat oppression, ...


Woody Guthrie: A Life
Joe Klein

Delta, 1999

A biography of the influential American folk singer, Woody Guthrie, who lived a life on the edge of tragedy but inspired a generation of songwriters, including Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.


This Is My God
Herman Wouk

Back Bay Books, 1992

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty. A miracle of brevity, it guides readers through the world's oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity and wit of Wouk's celebrated novels.


The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake ...

Anchor, 1972

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."


The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Free Press, 2007

When the Grateful Dead's in-house publishing company, Ice Nine, decided that the band's fortieth anniversary was a good time to publish their entire lyric catalog, a wave of excitement swept across the world of Deadheads, or would have had they known. What was that unclear word in "Uncle John's Band"? Would "Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues" be included? Which Cassidy is John Barlow writing about? Would Robert Hunter reveal the meaning of anything ...


Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard
Mark Finn, 2013

Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan, King Kull, and others that defined heroic fantasy, lived and died in the small town of Cross Plains, Texas. While his books remain in print, Howard himself has fallen into obscurity, his life mired in speculation and half-truth. This engaging biography traces the roots of his writings, correcting long-standing misconceptions, and offers a tour of Howard's world as he saw it: through his own incomparable ...


James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees
James Mooney, George Ellison

Bright Mountain Books (Historical Images), 1992

Originally published as two separate volumes by the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology, James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees has enduring significance for both Native Americans and non-Indian people. The book contains the full texts of James Mooney's Myths of the Cherokee (1900) and The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891), with an exclusive biographical introduction by George Ellison, James Mooney and the Eastern ...


Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism
Howard Schwartz

Oxford University Press, 2004

The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls reveals a mythical tradition as rich and as fascinating as any in the world. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore collected in the modern era, Schwartz has gathered together nearly 700 of the key Jewish myths. The myths themselves are marvelous. We read of Adams diamond ...


Ozark Magic and Folklore
Vance Randolph

Dover Publications, 1964

This basic study by a renowned folklorist includes eye-opening information on yarb doctors, charms, spells, witches, ghosts, weather magic, crops and livestock, courtship and marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, animals and plants, death and burial, household superstitions, and much more.


Northern Wisdom: The Havamal, Tao of the Vikings
Eoghan Odinsson

Asgard Studios, 2012

From the Award Winning Author of "Northern Lore", comes "Northern Wisdom". The Orient has long shared its ancient wisdom, and so now do the Northmen. Northern Wisdom presents ancient Viking parables and knowledge in a delightfully accessible modern format. Combining Teachings on par with Buddha, Lao Tzu, Myamoto Musashi, Nicollo Machiavelli & Sun-Tzu , "The Havamal" sheds light on forgotten lore of the dark ages. In the days of ...


The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit
Patricia Monaghan

New World Library, 2004

This exciting project brings together decades of study about mythology with one seeker’s circuambulation through the landscape of Ireland, all described with a poet’s voice. Pat Monaghan has studied and taught many integrated studies in poetry, science, mythology, feminist spirituality, environmental studies, chaos theory, and religion. All of these disciplines inform her writing, but none distract from the poetic story-telling or the ...


d'Aulaires' Trolls
Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Doubleday & Company, 1972

A classic picture book about Scandinavian folklore.


The Book of Faery Magic
Lucy Cavendish, Serene Conneeley

Blessed Bee, 2010

Journey to the enchanted realms of the fae, and discover the healing powers of myth, magic and mischief! Faeries have long captured the imagination, inspiring people to weave mystical stories, create beautiful art and protect and hold nature as sacred. The very idea of them lifts the spirits, opens the heart and the mind, reminds us of the secret longings of our soul, and fills us with happiness, spontaneity and childlike wonder. The Book of ...


The Language of Plants: A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures
Julia Graves

Lindisfarne Books, 2012

'As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures', I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and ...


Grandfather Tales
Richard Chase

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2003

The only people who can tell these stories better than Richard Chase are the folks in North Carolina and Virginia who told them to him. These stories have been handed down for generations and have been enjoyed by grownups and children alike.



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