By Arthur Asa BergerUtilizing a cultural reports method of care for sure classical myths and how they tell psychoanalytic concept, old adventure, elite tradition, pop culture and lifestyle, this publication follows the 'myth model' to teach the mythic content material of many elite and pop culture texts. Berger explores diversified themes akin to the Oedipus delusion, James Bond, celebrity Wars, and fairy stories.
About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions through best gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty more.
By Neil Gaiman
Newly up to date and increased with the author’s most well liked text. A smooth masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning grasp of leading edge fiction, Neil Gaiman.
First released in 2001, American Gods grew to become an quick vintage, lauded for its fabulous synthesis of “mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose” (Washington Post) and as a contemporary phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of the US” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it's the tale of Shadow—released from legal simply days after his spouse and ally are killed in an accident—who will get recruited to be bodyguard, driving force, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So starts off Shadow’s darkish and unusual highway journey, one who introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined along with his personal. For, underneath the placid floor of lifestyle, a hurricane is brewing—an epic warfare for the very soul of America—and Shadow is status squarely in its path.
“Pointed, sometimes comedian, frequently frightening, continuously relocating and provocative….American Gods is strewn with secrets and techniques and magical visions.”—USA Today
“Original, engrossing, and eternally inventive.”—George R. R. Martin
By Gershom ScholemReviews
"Along with Scholem's significant tendencies in Jewish Mysticism, this can be the normal paintings in its field." -- Choice
"Comprises a few of Scholem's so much extensively conceived highbrow efforts, facing such common concerns as creativity and culture, Scripture and its interpretation, faith and delusion, and the character of spiritual authority." -- Arthur eco-friendly, Brandeis University
"Makes the complicated and interesting global of kabbalistic image and delusion available to a much wider viewers, rendering it in phrases which are of curiosity to modern readers." -- Elliot R. Wolfson, big apple University
In "On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism", Gershom Scholem courses the reader in the course of the crucial subject matters within the difficult heritage of the Kabbalah; clarifying the kin among mysticism and tested spiritual authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their makes an attempt to find the hidden which means underlying Scripture, the stress among the philosophical and the magical suggestions of God, and the symbolism hired in mystical religion.
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Gershom Scholem, who died in 1982, is still the largest gun in kabbalah scholarship, and "On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism" could be his such a lot obtainable booklet at the topic. It comprises definitive essays at the relation of the Torah to Jewish mysticism, the mythology of the kabbalah, and where of Jewish mystics within the Jewish neighborhood. This ebook helped reinvigorate 20th-century Jewish reports with an information of the residing truth of God, after the nineteenth century's extra astringent scholarly emphasis on legislation and philosophy. It indicates how Jewish mystics were much less focused on adherence to orthodoxy than their Christian opposite numbers, and freer of their expression of the divine features of eroticism. additionally, Scholem deals nice perception in regards to the ways in which kabbalah has not just threatened the authority of institutional faith, but additionally served as a resource of its power.
By OvidMetamorphoses--the best-known poem by means of one of many wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its subject switch and transformation, as illustrated by means of Greco-Roman fable and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's kind, and its smooth idiom deals a clean figuring out of Ovid's detailed and elusive imaginative and prescient of reality.
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By Jay Kristoff
With Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff got here roaring onto the myth scene―he has been praised as "the grasp of targeted and excessive plots and enormous twists" (USAToday.com), whereas critics raved concerning the novel, calling it "[A] fast moving, fantastical event [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword." (The los angeles Times). And with fit revenues in hardcover and electronic―fueled by way of Jay's creative, enthusiastic, and incessant promoting on his web site, fb, Twitter, and the blogosphere―we comprehend readers are hungry for the finale to his wildly creative Lotus struggle saga.
As civil conflict sweeps around the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation―a mechanical goliath, meant to unite the shattered Empire below a yoke of worry. Yukiko and Buruu are compelled to take management of the uprising, amassing new allies and previous pals. however the ghosts of Buruu's previous stand among them and the military they wish, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all belief between their allies. whilst a brand new foe joins the struggle, it will likely be all of the pair can do to muster the power to struggle, not to mention win. and because the earth splits asunder, as armies damage one another for rule over an empire of dull ash and the ultimate mystery approximately blood lotus is published, the folks of Shima will study one final, scary fact. a thrilling, vibrant end to a severely acclaimed sequence, Endsinger is bound to have fanatics racing during the pages to delight in each final revelation.
By John CrowleyThere's a couple of heritage of the world.
prior to technological know-how outlined the trendy age, different powers, wondrous and magical, as soon as ruled the universe, their lore perfected inside of a misplaced capital of hieroglyphs, wizard-kings, and incredible monuments, no longer Egypt -- yet Ægypt.
What if it have been particularly so?
within the Nineteen Seventies, a historian named Pierce Moffett strikes to the hot England geographical region to put in writing a publication approximately Ægypt, pushed by means of an idea he dare no longer think -- that the actual legislation of the universe as soon as replaced and should switch back. but the proposal isn't his by myself. anything waits on the locked property of Fellowes Kraft, writer of romances approximately Will Shakespeare and Giordano Bruno and Dr. John Dee, anything for which Pierce and people close to him have lengthy sought with out realizing it, a key, maybe, to Ægypt.
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By S.L. BaumIf you happen to reside lengthy enough... love (and possibility) will locate you.
Seventeen-year-old Charity on a regular basis adjustments her city and her identify, with hopes to start a brand new existence. yet it really is most unlikely to fly less than the radar in tiny Telluride, Colorado. whilst fellow newcomer hyperlink enters her lifestyles, her plan to begin over with a fresh slate unravels. Charity quickly realizes so you might by no means actually depart your prior in the back of, whereas hyperlink discovers that mortals should not the single beings to stroll this earth.
A likelihood for Charity is publication One within the Immortal Ones sequence - 2 time winner of the magical Romance Guild Reviewer's selection Award for top YA sequence (2012 & 2013).
Also through S.L. Baum - LUSH - a YA Dystopian Trilogy
LUSH, HUSH, & weigh down
By A. W. ExleyCara Devon has continuously suffered interest and impetuousness, yet tangling with a serial killer may possibly remedy that. Permanently.
1861. Cara has an easy venture in London - finalise her father's property and dump his damned number of useful artifacts. Her plan is going awry while a killer stalks the the Aristocracy, trying to find an old Egyptian relic rumoured to carry the foremost to immortality.
Nathaniel Trent, often called the villainous viscount, is relentless in his wish to lay his arms on either Cara and the worthwhile artifacts. His icy external and fiery contact stirs Cara's demons, or might he lay them to rest?
Self-preservation fuels Cara's look for the gem referred to as Nefertiti's center. In a society the place every body wears a masks to conceal their precise cause, she must determine who to belief, earlier than she sacrifices her personal center and existence.
By John Barth