Download e-book for iPad: The nightcharmer and other tales of Claude Seignolle by Claude Seignolle

By Claude Seignolle

Those 8 stories of puzzle and the supernatural function sorcerers, the awful Reaper in a horse-drawn trainer, a beguiling chicken of demise, a long-dead saint grew to become satan, and a complete retinue of creatures of the evening. Claude Seignolle, wonderful French ethnographer and folklorist and writer of greater than twenty-three volumes of brief tales and novels, is a grasp of the “rustic” story, which depicts folklore and renowned traditions of the French nation-state. He incarnates devil as an entity sharing human qualities, an evil spirit who identifies himself with human ache. Seignolle’s Gothic tales aren't intended purely to terrorize, despite the fact that; they're meant to restore an oral culture at risk of changing into extinct.

These vignettes, chosen and translated into English by way of Eric H. Deudon, are charged with poetry and secret; as Lawrence Durrell notes in his foreword, they're robust, fair, and excessive. Seignolle brings to lifestyles the wealth of well known legend; through intertwining the limits of the genuine and the supernatural, he unearths that the least conspicuous or such a lot usual gadgets of way of life can own unforeseen and ambitious dimensions.

Claude Seignolle’s fiction works were translated into 8 languages and tailored for either theater and cinema. those tales will pride someone who enjoys Gothic stories and the enchanted territory of the fantastic.

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By László Krasznahorkai

From the winner of the 2015 guy Booker overseas Prize

A darkish, haunting masterpiece by way of the writer of The depression of Resistance and Seiobo There Below

Now in paperback, Satantango, the radical that encouraged Béla Tarr’s vintage movie, is evidence that the satan has all of the strong occasions. Set in an remoted hamlet, the unconventional unfolds over the process a number of rain-soaked days. just a dozen population stay within the bleak village, rank with the stench of failed schemes, betrayals, failure, infidelity, unexpected hopes, and aborted goals. “Their world,” within the phrases of the well known translator George Szirtes is “rough and prepared, misplaced someplace among the cosmic and tragic, in a single small insignificant nook of the cosmos. Theirs is the dance of death.” Into this international comes, it sort of feels, a messiah…

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Download e-book for kindle: Vom Mythos zum Epos: Die Wege der slavischen Sängerepik by Walter Schamschula

By Walter Schamschula

ISBN-10: 3631637020

ISBN-13: 9783631637029

In der Forschung wurden die Zusammenhänge der slavischen Rhapsodik mit frühgeschichtlichen mythischen Quellen oft bestritten oder wegdiskutiert. In dieser Arbeit wird der Versuch unternommen, die Beziehungen vor allem südslavischer und russischer Volksballaden (Bylinen) mit der erhaltenen Epik der klassischen Antike (Homer) und anderer Kulturen herzustellen. Dies schafft vielfach überraschende neue Perspektiven nicht nur in der Motivgeschichte, sondern auch in der Geschichte dieser Kulturen allgemein. Der Nachweis einer Substratwirkung altiranischer kultureller Güter (Skythen, Sarmaten, Thraker, Illyrer etc.) in den mündlichen Dichtungen nicht nur der Südslaven und Russen, sondern auch der Čechen und Slovaken, wirft ein Schlaglicht auf die Ursprünge der Gattung. Auch die Gemeinsamkeiten des Formelrepertoires, sowie das Auftreten solcher Topoi wie der «slavischen Antithese», weisen auf Quellen weit vor dem Zerfall der urslavischen Einheit hin.

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By Haley Tanner

ISBN-10: 0679603875

ISBN-13: 9780679603870

NAMED by means of THE nationwide e-book origin AS A five less than 35 AUTHOR

Vaclav and Lena look destined for every different. They meet as little ones in an ESL type in Brighton seashore, Brooklyn. Vaclav is precocious and verbal. Lena, being affected by English, takes convenience within the defense of his adoration, his noisy, loving domestic, and the care of Rasia, his big-hearted mom. Vaclav imagines their tale unfolding like a fairy story, or the right phantasm from his precious Magician’s Almanac. yet sooner or later, Lena doesn't appear for faculty. She has disappeared from Vaclav and his family’s lives as though by means of a merciless sleight of hand. For the subsequent seven years, Vaclav says goodnight to Lena with no fail, pondering if she is doing a similar someplace. at the eve of Lena’s 17th birthday he unearths out. In Vaclav & Lena, Haley Tanner has created unforgettable younger protagonists who evoke the enjoyment, the confusion, and the fervour of getting a profound, eternal connection.

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By Domenico Accorinti

ISBN-10: 9004310118

ISBN-13: 9789004310117

The Egyptian Nonnus of Panopolis (5th century AD), writer of either the ‘pagan’ Dionysiaca, the longest recognized poem from Antiquity (21,286 traces in forty eight books, a similar variety of books because the Iliad and Odyssey combined), and a ‘Christian’ hexameter Paraphrase of St John’s Gospel (3,660 strains in 21 books), isn't any doubt the main consultant poet of Greek overdue Antiquity. Brill’s significant other to Nonnus of Panopolis presents a suite of 32 essays through a wide foreign team of students, specialists within the box of archaic, Hellenistic, Imperial, and Christian poetry, in addition to students of overdue vintage Egypt, Greek mythology and faith, who discover many of the points of Nonnus’ baroque poetry and its old, non secular and cultural heritage.

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By Debbie Macomber

ISBN-10: 0060517042

ISBN-13: 9780060517045

A Heavensent reward of Love

In a season of giving, the loved New York Times bestselling writer Debbie Macomber sends pleasure winging our manner with astounding full-length novels jointly in a single volume.

Celebrate lifestyles, love, and the vacation spirit with 3 unforgettable heavenly helpers -- the irrepressible angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy -- as they paintings their inspiring, poignant, and infrequently hilarious magic on hearts in need.

A Season of Angels

Wishes for romance carry desire from above. yet prior to the angelic trio can solution the Christmas prayers of 3 lonely girls, there are memorable classes that needs to first be realized ...

Touched by way of Angels

For a few, long island urban could be a unhappy and chilly position at Christmastime. yet with the aid of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, 3 of the city's such a lot deserving souls will examine what miracles are all approximately ...

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