Старинная литература: прочее

Различные книги в жанре Старинная литература: прочее

Hairy, Scary, but Mostly Merry Fairies!

Renee Simmons Raney

Author Renee Simmons Raney believes that every child deserves his or her own personal landscape in which to seek adventure and unleash creativity. Through this charming storybook, Renee weaves fairy stories, enhancing the natural world with supernatural creatures, and connecting children to diverse habitats, creatures, seasons, and holidays while inspiring a sense of place, a land conservation ethic, and a comfortable fearlessness for outdoor exploration. Hairy, Scary, but Mostly Merry Fairies! also includes activities that encourage families and school classes to explore their natural surroundings and to engage in imaginative play. It offers a multi-generational remedy for curing nature deficiency.

She

Kathryn Tucker Windham

This slender book, the last of twenty-nine written by Kathryn Tucker Windham over her long and productive life, will be an exquisitely bittersweet read for the many fans of the late storyteller and author from Selma, Alabama. In She, which Windham was putting the finishing touches on when she died in June 2011, the author describes how she woke up one day to find that she had an unwanted houseguest, an old woman who had suddenly moved into her home and was taking over her life. Windham referred to this interloper simply as She, and here the reader has been invited into the lively colloquy between the author – whose spirit has not changed – and her alter ego, who moves haltingly toward her earthly end. She will leave you laughing and crying, but also grateful and hopeful.

Jeffrey's Favorite 13 Ghost Stories

Kathryn Tucker Windham

This is the first anthology of the author’s own favorite ghost stories from the highly successful Jeffrey series of books that began in 1969 with “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.” Hundreds of thousands of these books have been sold. The present volume includes 13 of the best of Mrs. Windham’s stories, representing mysterious and supernatural doings from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Most of the stories are related to historical places and sometimes to historical people.

Прагматика фольклора

Светлана Адоньева

Книга представляет собой научное исследование фольклора как особой формы устной речи, посредством которой полагается и удерживается определенный порядок жизни. Материалом исследования послужили полевые записи заговоров и магических практик, причетно-поминальной традиции, а также частушек, выполненные в ходе фольклорных экспедиций 1980-х – начала 2000-х годов в Вологодскую область.

Ведьма из Старопяткино

Ника Климова

Что такое не везет? Я знаю об этом не понаслышке. Вся моя жизнь – это бесконечная череда проблем, и они не заканчиваются никогда. Вот и сейчас я снова без работы, без парня, в затопленной соседями квартире. Еще и наследство какое-то на голову свалилось. Ну чуяла же, что не к добру оно мне. Нет же, захотелось взглянуть. Взглянула? Молодец! А выпутываться как будешь?

Чарівні традиції українок

Лада Лузина

«Мій улюблений приклад! За традицією у ніч на Мокія Мокрого (24 травня за нашим стилем) господиня роздягалася догола та тричі бігала навкруги грядки соняшників (читай „Голі дні“). Втім кожен, хто випадково побачив її оголеною, знав напевне: це не відьма, а добра українська господиня, яка бажає отримати кращий врожай!..»

Ukrainian Women's Magic Traditions

Лада Лузина

«My favourite example! Following the tradition, in the early hours of Mokiy the Wet (24th May according to the Gregorian calendar) a woman would take off clothes and, being naked, would run about her garden bed of sunflowers three times (see “Naked Days”). However, any person who would notice her naked knew perfectly well that she was not a witch, but a kind Ukrainian housewife, who sought to have a good harvest!..»