Origines et migrations des Peuhls et des Kissi (Harmattan by Boubacar Diallo

By Boubacar Diallo

Ce livre cherche à interroger le passé. Les contes repris ici sont les plus beaux de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Qui aurait pu penser que l. a. génétique des populations aurait make certainé ces fabuleux mythes que J. Richard Molard qualifiait, en 1956, "d'élucubrations fantastiques" ?

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The Metamorphoses (Translated and annotated by Henry T. by Ovid,Henry T. Riley

By Ovid,Henry T. Riley

probably some of the most influential works of mythology ever written, “The Metamorphoses” is an epic and narrative poem through Roman writer Ovid. complete in eight A.D., this paintings, equipped into fifteen books, combines a gorgeous association of mythological stories which are masterfully hooked up by means of a subject of transformation, regularly via love. starting with the world’s construction, the poet makes use of remarkable wit to explain the historical past of the realm, incorporating the main generally recognized Greek and Roman myths and legends of his time in a method either dramatic and mischievous. Ovid’s frequently sensuous poems weave jointly the stories of Daedalus and Icarus, Pygmalion, Persueus and Andromeda, the Trojan battle, and the deification of Augustus, usually altering the human women and men into impressive beings with magic that opponents that of the gods. the easiest recognized classical paintings to writers throughout the medieval interval and influencing different nice artists resembling Shakespeare and Titian, “The Metamorphoses” is no doubt a piece that may proceed to suffer and encourage during the coming a while. This version follows the interpretation with annotations through Henry T. Riley.

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Tochter des Speers (German Edition) by Sabrina Witzig

By Sabrina Witzig

Dem Grosskönigreich Paradon stehen gewaltige Veränderungen bevor:
Nuretes, der amtierende Monarch, stirbt und hinterlässt lediglich eine Tochter als einzige Erbin.
Von patriarchalischen Militärs und machthungrigen Politikern geächtet, bleibt der Prinzessin keine Wahl, als sich dem aufgedrängten Exil zu fügen - und ihren Thron einem wahnsinnigen Tyrannen zu überlassen.
Erst, als dieser sich gegen seine einstigen Verbündeten wendet, und uprising und Krieg sich abzeichnen, scheint sich das Blatt für sie zu wenden.
Doch gleichzeitig rührt sich - von allen unbemerkt - ein Schatten im Westen...

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Fiabe dell'Islam: Magie e prodigi del vicino Oriente (Mille by AA. VV.

By AA. VV.

Una raccolta di fiabe tratte dall'immenso patrimonio popolare musulmano, legate fra loro dall'elemento prodigioso, dall'irruzione sorprendente e magica del soprannaturale nella vita quotidiana: orchi, spiriti, uomini-leone, uccelli parlanti, cammelli ballerini. L'area dei racconti è vasta, dalla Palestina all'Iraq, dalla Siria all'Iran.
Il quantity fa parte di una collana dedicata a storie e leggende di ogni parte del mondo in line with riconsegnare alla ''fiaba'' il suo significato più ampio: non solo letteratura childish ma momento importante della cultura popolare.

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Mademoiselle Clarisse (Cal-Lévy-France de toujours et by Gérard Georges

By Gérard Georges

Petits et grands secrets and techniques d’une ville d’eau auvergnate sous le moment Empire.

Royat (Puy-de-Dôme), vers 1860. Sous l’impulsion de Napoléon III, les thermes sont plébiscités par l. a. haute société parisienne. On s’y retrouve entre curistes du même monde pour se soigner mais aussi pour faire salon, se divertir, jouer au casino.
Orpheline, élevée par une tante miséreuse, Clarisse a european los angeles probability de fréquenter l’école grâce à l. a. defense du docteur de l. a. famille. À l. a. mort de son bienfaiteur, elle n’a pas european d’autre choix que de s’employer comme donneuse d’eau à l’établissement thermal.
La jolie Clarisse est courtisée par les beaux messieurs de Paris. Mais elle est éperdument amoureuse d’un basic agent thermal auquel elle se donne avant qu’il ne parte pour le provider militaire. Quand elle découvre qu’elle est enceinte, elle est prête à garder l’enfant au risque du déshonneur. Mais le jeune homme était-il sincère quand il a promis de l’épouser à son retour ?

Né à Montbrison dans l. a. Loire, Gérard Georges, journaliste de radio, ancien professeur de lettres puis primary de collège, est l’auteur de plus d’une vingtaine de livres. À travers l’ascension d’une jeune orpheline séduisante et entreprenante, c’est l’âge d’or du thermalisme en Auvergne qu’il fait revivre d’une plume alerte et talentueuse.


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The Unlikely Confederacy of Hoggy, Froggy and Ernie by Ron Louthan

By Ron Louthan

~~~~~When a pig, a frog, and a woodpecker set out from Swami's seashore in Southern California on a 3 wheeled Harley sure for the traditional redwood forests of massive Sur, much can get it wrong. there is the standard stuff like getting stuck in a value eight earthquake and being by way of a ruthless bounty hunter. One expects that kind of factor in California. but if they wander away at nighttime in the midst of nowhere, are being stalked through a hungry eagle and locate themselves in the course of a 9 thousand 12 months previous blood feud with a gang of revenge looking Rakshasas (think Orcs, basically meaner) scorching on their path, issues get a piece difficult and so they can use the entire aid they could get. a persons bought to have their again. it truly is instances like this while it is advisable have associates. Like Swami, a neighborhood surfer who hears your strategies and adjustments his visual appeal at will; or Calliope Rose, the shotgun toting resort keeper; or Vashti, the 10 thousand 12 months previous holy guy; or Anansi, the form transferring trickster; or Stokes, the ageless mountain guy. and naturally it is usually great to have Fred, the deranged Ninja, in your facet besides. An not going confederacy, certainly. ~Authors observe: Many authors visit nice lengths to proclaim the fictional nature in their paintings. The characters and locations, they are saying, are simply items in their mind's eye and may be taken as such. that isn't the case right here. the entire gamers and locals during this tale are genuine and the occasions defined herein are exact to the level that reminiscence will let. ~ Ron Louthan ~Catalina Island, California ~Author Bio: A fourth-generation California local, Ron Louthan lives in Fairfield, Iowa the place he contemplates the age outdated query: are Vasco Pyjama and Bingo Pajama comparable? He studied English Literature on the college of Oregon and UCLA the place he discovered tips to be fascinating at cocktail events (something he has thoroughly forgotten) and little else. he's a vegetarian who hates tofu yet is kind of keen on Maui Rippers, Ozomatli, Peach Cobbler and Tattoos.

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O Moço que Carregou o Morto nas Costas – E Outros Contos by Ricardo Azevedo,Catarina Bessell

By Ricardo Azevedo,Catarina Bessell

Selo Altamente Recomendável da FNLIJ, 2016.

Neste livro de Ricardo Azevedo, as histórias e a vida que elas carregam renascem fortes e pulsantes. Os contos populares selecionados pelo autor, escritos com uma dicção que só os verdadeiros narradores possuem, não ficam congelados num pace mítico: são universais e mágicos, íntimos e cotidianos. Por meio deles, entendemos a nós mesmos e somos capazes de agir no mundo que nos cerca.

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Bergluft (Die Drachen von Tashaa 1) (German Edition) by Kar Arian

By Kar Arian

"Was geschieht, wenn ein Drache auf einen Menschen trifft und diesen nicht sofort frisst? Er behält ihn und macht ihn zu seinem Drachengefährten. Berkom trifft Brenn, Brenn trifft Berkom. Der Mann aus einer anderen Welt überlebt, aber er wird von Berkom, dem jungen Felsendrachen, an sich gebunden und die beiden müssen lernen, mit den neuen Gegebenheiten zu leben. Als der Wandertrieb in dem Jungdrachen erwacht, machen sie sich auf, um die Gebiete hinter den Drachenbergen zu erkunden. Dabei muss Brenn sehr schnell erkennen, dass seine ehemaligen Artgenossen nicht nur von Drachen, sondern auch von Drachengefährten nicht viel halten."

Ein bezauberndes Epos nimmt seinen Anfang im major Verlag! Die fantastische Romanze zwischen Brenn und Berkom erscheint in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage und das erste Mal überhaupt als publication. Spannend, vielseitig und "typisch" Drache!

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

Bestselling and masses enjoyed writer Neil Gaiman, whose novel American Gods has been tailored right into a significant tv sequence, brings vividly to existence the tales of Norse mythology that experience encouraged his personal striking writing during this #1 Sunday Times bestseller

The nice Norse myths are woven into the cloth of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and surprise Comics. also they are an concept for Neil Gaiman's personal award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches again via time to the unique resource tales in an exhilarating and vibrant rendition of the nice Norse stories. Gaiman's gods are completely alive at the web page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the stories hold us from the start of every thing to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by way of Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are impossible to resist forces for contemporary readers and the crackling, tremendous writing calls for to be learn aloud round an open fireplace on a freezing, starlit night.

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