Download E-books Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and The Mysteries of Eleusis (Bollingen Series XII) PDF

By C. G. Jung, Károly Kerényi

One other monograph within the Bollingen sequence. besides the entire works of Jung, Bollingen publishes monographs devoted to arts, tradition and philosophy.

Essays on a technological know-how of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Kerényi, who has been referred to as "the so much mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been referred to as "the such a lot mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable advent and end. Jung contributes a mental statement on each one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the learn of mythology to the prestige of a science.

In "The Primordial baby in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as an everlasting and demanding determine in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine baby and the Maiden as dwelling mental realities that offer carrying on with which means in people's lives.

The investigations of C. Kerényi are persisted in a later learn, Eleusis: Archetypal snapshot of mom and Daughter (Princeton).

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"There is an abundance of fascinating and infrequently suggestive element . . . and past all this there's the indisputable value and fascination of the query of the archetypes which Jung places sooner than us."--Sewanee evaluate

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Download E-books Helen of Troy PDF

By Margaret George

Acclaimed writer Margaret George tells the tale of the mythical Greek girl whose face "launched 1000 ships" during this New York Times bestseller.

The Trojan struggle, fought approximately twelve hundred years ahead of the start of Christ, and mentioned in Homer's Iliad, maintains to hang-out us as a result of its origins: one woman's good looks, a traveling prince's ardour, and a love that resulted in tragedy.

Laden with doom, but fantastic in its moments of innocence and wonder, Helen of Troy is a gorgeous page-turner with a solid of impossible to resist, mythical characters—Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Menelaus, Priam, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, in addition to Helen and Paris themselves. With a wealth of fabric that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, it brings to existence a battle that we have got all discovered approximately yet by no means prior to skilled.

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Download E-books The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America (Penguin Classics) PDF

The most arresting tales within the heritage of exploration, those Icelandic sagas inform of the invention of the US by means of Norsemen 5 centuries prior to Christopher Columbus. jointly, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the extra polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written a few hundred years later, recount how Eirik the crimson based an Icelandic colony in Greenland and the way his son, Leif the fortunate, later sailed south to discover - and if attainable take advantage of - the opportunity discovery by means of Bjarni Herjolfsson of an unknown land. In spare and energetic prose they list Europe's first shock glimpse of the japanese shorelines of the North American continent and the natives who inhabited them.

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Download E-books Tales from Ovid: 24 Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF

By Ted Hughes

A robust model of the Latin vintage by way of England's overdue Poet Laureate, now in paperback.When it used to be released in 1997, Tales from Ovid was instantly well-known as a vintage in its personal correct, because the top rering of Ovid in generations, and as a big ebook in Ted Hughes's oeuvre. The Metamorphoses of Ovid stands with the works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton as a vintage of global poetry; Hughes translated twenty-four of its tales with nice strength and directness. the result's the liveliest twentieth-century model of the vintage, instantly a satisfaction for the Latinist and an attractive creation to Ovid for the final reader.

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Download E-books White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness PDF

By Maurice Berger

The acclaimed paintings that debunks our myths and fake assumptions approximately race in America

Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race within the charged atmosphere of recent York urban within the sixties. His father used to be a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mom a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black humans. Berger himself was once one of many few white teenagers in his decrease East aspect housing project.

Berger's strange experience--and his decision to check the topic of race for its a number of and complicated meanings--makes White Lies a clean and startling book.

Berger has develop into a passionate observer of race issues, seeking out the sophisticated and not-so-subtle manifestations of racial which means in lifestyle. In White Lies, he encourages us to reckon with our personal advanced and sometimes troubling critiques approximately race. the result's an uncommonly sincere and affecting examine race in the USA today--free of cant, strangely pleasing, unsettled and unsettling.

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Download E-books Secrets of the Wee Free Men and Discworld: The Myths and Legends of Terry Pratchett's Multiverse PDF

By Carrie Pyykkonen, Linda Washington

2011 Retail epub

A attention-grabbing consultant to the overseas bestselling Discworld sequence and the award-winning The Wee unfastened Men—soon to be an immense movement picture

Before J. ok. Rowling grew to become the best-selling writer in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over forty five million books bought, Pratchett is a world phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he started as parodies of alternative works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee loose Men, one in all Pratchett's preferred novels, may be made right into a motion picture by way of Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the tale of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue males who prefer to struggle and like to drink) to unfastened her brother from an evil fairy queen.

A enjoyable, interactive consultant that would discover the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee unfastened males and Discworld is full of sidebars, mythology minutiae, and incorporates a bio of the attention-grabbing writer Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth research of his paintings. This unofficial consultant is a brilliant source for readers of The Wee loose Men and the opposite books of the Discworld sequence.

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Download E-books Amazing Tales: Bedtime Stories PDF

By Ella Kennen, B. November Lyons

Uninterested in analyzing an analogous bedtime tales again and again? Time for whatever a bit new, a bit out of this international? Welcome to extraordinary stories the place vintage bedtime stories were reimagined for our sleek (and past) occasions. Snuggle up along with your friend, and obtain this number of futuristic bedtime classics at the present time!

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Download E-books Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend PDF

A round-the-world research of the vampire delusion, together with a lately came upon "vampire skeleton," brings old and medical context to our enduring curiosity in vampires. Legend and lore are tested throughout the lens of historical past, archaeology, anthropology, and forensic technology during this delightfully written publication through Mark Jenkins, now in paperback. it is a welcome addition to the popular culture dialog, including either humor and intensity to the vampire craze.

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Download E-books The Iliad PDF

By Homer

The nice warfare epic of Western literature, translated by means of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
courting to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of fellows and gods wrestling with towering feelings and fighting amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan struggle. popular classicist Bernard Knox observes in his fabulous creation that even though the violence of the Iliad is grim and incessant, it coexists with either photographs of civilized lifestyles and a poignant craving for peace.
 
Combining the abilities of a poet and pupil, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the strength of latest language to this enduring heroic epic. He continues the force and metric track of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s captivating repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an wonderful performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally positive factors French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes by means of special students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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