By Bojana Mojsov
Bojana Mojsov tells the tale of the cult of Osiris from commencing to finish, sketching its improvement all through 3,000 years of Egyptian heritage.
- Draws jointly the various files approximately Osiris from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
- Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was once the most well-liked and enduring of the traditional religions.
- Shows how the cult supplied direct antecedents for lots of principles, features and customs in Christianity, together with the idea that of the trinity, baptism within the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
- Reveals the cult’s impact on different western mystical traditions and teams, akin to the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
- Written for a common, in addition to a scholarly audience.
By Jeanette Winterson
With wit and verve, the prize-winning writer of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges usually are not the one Fruit brings the legendary determine of Atlas into the gap age and units him loose ultimately. In her retelling of the tale of a god tricked into keeping the area on his shoulders and his short reprieve, she units tricky questions about the character of selection and coercion, how we elect our personal future and while can release ourselves from our seeming destiny. eventually in paperback, Weight is a bold, seductive addition to Canongate’s formidable sequence of myths by way of the world’s so much acclaimed authors.
Janine Rogers unearths that whereas people affiliate eagles with mild and studying, additionally they attach the birds to demise and corruption. Eagles embellish flags, crests, and different trademarks, yet as she exhibits, they've got additionally been relentlessly persecuted and perceived as predatory threats to farm animals. whereas contemplating those contradictions, Rogers argues that eagles have suffered from the consequences of human actions for years, from pesticide use to habitat destruction and worldwide warming. She demonstrates the hazards of no longer saving eagles from destruction, as they're key to controlling pest populations and clearing carcasses. that includes many illustrations of eagles within the wild, paintings, and pop culture, Eagle shines new gentle on our complicated courting with those birds, their overseas value, and the dire implications of wasting them to modern ecological threats.
By Tera Lynn Childs
Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has lately discovered that she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, no longer the shoe). Now, which will discover ways to regulate her newfound - and extremely powerful - powers, she's being pressured to wait Goddess Boot Camp. the single challenge is, not one of the different campers is over the age of ten! it isn't going to be effortless to outlive camp, teach for the Pythian video games, and hold her romance with Griffin going robust, yet goddess support her, Phoebe is decided to make it paintings!
By Carlo Collodi
Enjoy the undying stories of Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and plenty of extra during this first quantity of The Arabian Nights.
Upon studying of his queen’s infidelity, proud King Shahryar has her killed. As revenge on womankind, he makes a decision to wed a unique virgin each evening, purely to have her beheaded at sunrise. Such is Shahryar’s perform for 3 bad years—until he weds Scheherazade, the maiden who will switch his life....
A breathtaking good looks, Scheherazade is as realized as she is sensuous. Her first evening with the king, she makes use of her mind's eye, her eloquence, and greater than a bit crafty to regale him with a story of genies and needs, properly slicing the tale brief at sunrise. The king is so beguiled, he can't have her murdered with out listening to the story’s finish. From then on, Scheherazade spends nights conjuring tales of flying carpets and fantastical trips, continually preventing with a cliff-hanger—and saving her personal life.
This variation follows the unexpurgated translation of Richard F. Burton, the well known Victorian explorer. elaborate and creative, those tales inside of tales proceed to captivate readers as they've got for hundreds of years.
By Sarah Ruhl
“Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively constant in its delirious extra. The fresh House shines.”—New Haven Advocate
“The fresh House isn't really, in anyway, a conventional boy-meets-girl tale. actually illness, dying, and grime are one of the topics it addresses. This comedy is romantic, deeply so, yet within the extra arcane experience of the notice: visionary, tinged with myth, extravagant in feeling, possibly a bit nuts.”—The big apple Times
“Touching, creative, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid, Eurydice reframes the traditional fable of ill-fated like to concentration no longer at the bereaved musician yet on his lifeless bride—and on her fight with love past the grave.”—San Francisco Chronicle
This quantity is the 1st booklet of Sarah Ruhl, “a playwright with a different comedian voice, standpoint, and experience of theater” (Variety), who's quick leaving her mark at the American degree. within the award-winning Clean House—a play of unusual romance and unusual comedy—a maid who hates cleansing desires approximately growing the appropriate funny story, whereas a physician who treats melanoma leaves his middle within considered one of his sufferers. This quantity additionally contains Eurydice, Ruhl’s reinvention of the tragic Greek story of affection and loss, including a 3rd play nonetheless to be named.
Sarah Ruhl obtained the distinguished Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play The fresh House, which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly immense Theatre corporation in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
By Mircea Eliade
This founding paintings of the historical past of religions, first released in English in 1954, secured the North American acceptance of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making connection with an brilliant variety of cultures and drawing on scholarship released in at least part a dozen eu languages, Eliade's The fable of the everlasting Return makes either intelligible and compelling the spiritual expressions and actions of a large choice of archaic and "primitive" non secular cultures. whereas acknowledging go back to the "archaic" isn't any longer attainable, Eliade passionately insists at the worth of knowing this view with the intention to improve our modern mind's eye of what it truly is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new creation presents the contextual heritage to the booklet and offers a severe define of Eliade's argument in a manner that encourages readers to have interaction in an educated dialog with this vintage text.
By Norris J. Lacy
Every little thing you ever desired to find out about King Arthur and his knights is roofed during this interesting quantity: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love tale in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs in Star Wars , the depiction of Arthur in work, the presentation of Camelot at the Broadway level, the twitting of the legend in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and lots more and plenty more.
This serious survey of Arthurian background and legend, archaeology, literature, and the humanities from the 5th century to the current offers an creation for the overall reader and an invaluable precis for the professional. It deals either ancient proof and key discussions on Arthurian matters, from post-Roman Britain to the latest novels and flicks. there's a long thesaurus of Arthurian characters, motifs, and areas, a chronology of significant ancient and literary goods, a consultant to pronunciation, and an entire bibliography.
What's new in the moment Edition:All the fabric has been revised and up to date to 1996 because the unique 1988 version; The bankruptcy on smooth literature has been completely revised, with new fabric on writings from France, Germany, England, and the US; The insurance of King Arthur within the arts has completely rewritten via one of many most advantageous gurus in Arthurian stories. Brand-new geneological charts of the ancestry of Arthur and his kinfolk and the Grail kings and knights.; an absolutely updated chronology; Many new illustrations.