Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

Author: Kathleen Ragan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285871

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. A definitive sourcebook of folktales and fairytales and the first of its kind to feature a variety of multicultural heroines. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters breaks new ground by reexamining our notions about heroism. This book will appeal to parents who want to foster positive role models for their children. An invaluable resource of multicultural heroines for any school library.

Gute Prinzessinnen kommen ins Märchen, böse schreiben Geschichte

Von Olga, der Wilden, über Kaiserin Sisi bis zu Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641139848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Es war einmal eine wunderschöne Prinzessin, die keine Angst hatte, sich die Hände schmutzig zu machen ... Dornröschen, Schneewittchen, Aschenputtel – Prinzessinnen sind die Heldinnen unserer Kindheit, stets tugendhaft und glücklich bis ans Lebensende ... Von wegen. Denn hinter den Palastmauern ging so Einiges vor sich: Intrigen, Giftmorde, Sexpartys und bizarre Schönheitsrituale. Dieses Lesebuch versammelt Geschichten von echten Prinzessinnen, die alles andere als märchenhaft sind. So z.B. von Olga, »der Wilden«, die mehr als 5.000 Menschen auf dem Gewissen hat. Oder von der afrikanischen Königin Nzinga, die sich einen Harem voller Männer hielt ...

Das Vogelmädchen und der Mann, der der Sonne folgte

Roman

Author: Velma Wallis

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492968457

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Zwei junge Menschen im eisigen Alaska lehnen sich gegen ihre Sippe auf: Jutthunvaa’, das Vogelmädchen, das besser als alle anderen Vogelstimmen imitieren kann, wird verstoßen, weil sie Jägerin werden will. Während sie allein in die Wildnis zieht, begibt sich ein anderer auf eine lange Wanderung: Daagoo will seinen Stamm in ein Land führen, in dem die Sonne auch im Winter aufgeht. Wie sich das Schicksal dieser beiden verbindet, erzählt Velma Wallis mit einer brillanten, klaren Sprache, indem sie zurückgreift auf den Legendenschatz ihres Volkes, der Athabasken.

Literature, Science, and a New Humanities

Author: Jonathan Gottschall

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230609037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Literary studies are at a tipping point. ." There is broad agreement that the discipline is in "crisis"--that it is aimless, that its intellectual energy is spent, that all of the trends are bad, and that fundamental change will be required to set things right. But there is little agreement on what those changes should be, and no one can predict which way things will ultimately tip. Literature, Science, and a New Humanities represents a bold new response to the crisis in academic literary studies. This book presents a total challenge to dominant paradigms of literary analysis and offers a sweeping critique of those paradigms, and sketches outlines of a new paradigm inspired by scientific theories, methods, and attitudes.

Meine afrikanischen Lieblingsmärchen

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406518621

Category: Children's stories, German

Page: 183

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A collection of traditional stories from different parts of Africa, featuring varied characters and themes--some familiar, some newer.





Children Tell Stories

Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

Author: Martha Hamilton,Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Richard C Owen Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 264

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"Presents concrete methods of incorporating storytelling by students of all ages into classroom practice to help teachers meet U.S. education standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing"--Provided by publisher.

Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440623

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...

Something about the Author

Author: Maikue Vang

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787687823

Category: Children's literature

Page: 288

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 70 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.

Talking Book Topics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

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Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

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Uncle Monday and other Florida tales

Author: Kristin G. Congdon

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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An elegantly illustrated collection of forty-nine traditional tales from the Sunshine State



Storytelling

An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore

Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: M E Sharpe Reference

ISBN: 9780765680471

Category: Social Science

Page: 904

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Storytelling is an ancient practice common to all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures--elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions. Storytelling:An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.


The Literary Animal

Evolution and the Nature of Narrative

Author: Jonathan Gottschall,David Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810122864

Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Page: 331

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In recent years, articles in major periodicals from the New York Times Magazine to the Times Literary Supplement have heralded the arrival of a new school of literary studies that promises-or threatens-to profoundly shift the current paradigm. This revolutionary approach, known as Darwinian literary studies, is based on a few simple premises: evolution has produced a universal landscape of the human mind that can be scientifically mapped; these universal tendencies are reflected in the composition, reception, and interpretation of literary works; and an understanding of the evolutionary foundations of human behavior, psychology, and culture will enable literary scholars to gain powerful new perspectives on the elements, form, and nature of storytelling. The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically. The volume brings together scholars from the forefront of the new field of evolutionary literary analysis-both literary analysts who have made evolution their explanatory framework and evolutionist scientists who have taken a serious interest in literature-to show how the human propensity for literature and art can be properly framed as a true evolutionary problem. Their work is an important step toward the long-prophesied synthesis of the humanities and what Steven Pinker calls "the new sciences of human nature."