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Oral Literature in Africa

by Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces...


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by Lucio Gallo

Sometimes, it may happen that in our life a revolution is sparked off against our will, a sudden and merciless revolution we try to oppose with all our strength, until we have to bow to the inevitable and somehow...


A Life in Storytelling: Anecdotes, Stories to Tell, Stories with Movement and Dance, Suggestions for Educators

by Binnie Tate Wilkin

A Life in Storytelling contains the reflections and lessons from one of the most noted storytellers of our times. The sections of the book are designed to provide background material for the art and craft of...


Heyou

by Francesco Brunetti

young woman whose destiny seems to be reflected in the bubbles of the same vibrant and generous red wine that helped her conception; a dark family secret. Heyou is sweet and reserved, sentimental and passionate,...


The Art of the Story-Teller

by Marie L. Shedlock

Everything you need to know to tell stories successfully to children: choosing material, creating and maintaining effect, using gestures, capturing straying attentions, and more. 18 ready-for-telling stories...


Rakugo: Performing Comedy and Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Tokyo

by Lorie Brau

Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences....


Merry Christmas Correggio

by Marco Sessi

In the city park in Correggio two people were found killed , not far from one another . A police officer from Bologna is sent to investigate the crimes. During the investigation the officer visits sites of his...


"Sugared strawberries with whipped cream" - Piergiorgio Leaci

by Piergiorgio Leaci

“Sugared strawberries with whipped cream” it is a clear sexual reference. The story takes place entirely in Denmark in 1996. The protagonist, Wilem, twenty-one years, clipped hair, nonconformist, sometimes...


Sun Islands

by Julie Anne Hough

Francesco Rocco, an international jeweller opens the door to a vulnerable customer who purchases an item to deliberately penetrate his business which leads to a briefcase of diamonds and the FBI. On the Island...


The refusal and other stories

by Andrea Benigni

Eight short stories, often built on dialog, to tell about some aspects of life in today's world, its contradictions and, above all, the difficult search for new values.

The tale "The Refusal", which gives the...


Coelum philosophorum

by Paracelsus

Coelum philosophorum. Paracelsus.


The man in the iron mask

by Alexandre Dumas

A revolutionary plot hinges on the secret identity of a prisoner in the conclusion to the epic adventures of d’Artagnan and the three Musketeers In the darkest depths of the Bastille, a man has been robbed...


The life of Buddha and its lessons

by Henry S. Olcott

Colonel H.S. Olcott (2 August 1832 – 17 February 1907) was an American military officer, journalist, lawyer and the co-founder and first President of the Theosophical Society. Olcott was the first well-known...


The Egyptian Conception of Immortality

by George Andrew Reisner

Of the nations which have contributed to the direct stream of civilization, Egypt and Mesopotamia are at present believed to be the oldest. The chronological dispute as to the relative antiquity of the two countries...


The Bacchae of Euripides

by Euripides

“The Bacchae” is a Euripides tragedy, written while the author was at the court of Archelao, king of Macedonia, between 407 and 406 BC Euripides died a few months after completing it. The work was represented...


History of American Socialisms

by John Humphrey Noyes

The book introduces the study of socialism as a phenomenon and socialist movements in America during the nineteenth century.


Vanity fair

by William Makepeace Thackeray

This classic story of two nineteenth-century social climbers is the basis for countless films and TV series, and one of the UK’s “Best-Loved Novels.” Before the Real Housewives, there were Becky Sharp...


The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura

Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating...


Prophecies of Nostradamus

by Nostradamus

Here are the complete prophecies of Nostradamus. Nostradamus is the best known and most accurate mystic and seer of all times. There are those who say that he predicted Napoleon and even the attack on the World...


Actions and Reactions

by Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (/?r?dj?rd/; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901),...