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The call of the wild

by Jack London

"The Call of the Wild" is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central...


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...


Tellings and Texts

by Francesca Orsini (editor) & Katherine Butler Schofield (editor)

Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance,...


Digital Storytelling, Applied Theatre, & Youth: Performing Possibility

by Megan Alrutz

Digital Storytelling, Applied Theatre, & Youth argues that theatre artists must re-imagine how and why they facilitate performance practices with young people. Rapid globalization and advances in media and...


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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...


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...


The Moth

by Catherine Burns, George Dawes Green & Adam Gopnik

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong)....


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....


I, Lucifer

by Gabriele Mastropaolo

He is unapologetic and smug. He has a sense of humor, and vindictive. He does not seek complacency nor pity. He has changed his mortal remains. He has been transformed: in his youth was a boer goat, in old age,...


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...


Ursula K. Le Guin's Fiction for All Ages

by Mike Cadden

This book critically examines Le Guin's fiction for all ages, and it will be of great interest to her many admirers and to all students and scholars of children's literature.


Magic of Modern Metaphor: Walking with the Stars

by David Hodgson & Nick Owen

A collection of stories for teachers, trainers, parents and thinkers sharing ancient wisdom through a modern relationship between grandson and grandad. Warm, funny and inspiring stories to be read individually...


"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...


Learning Little Hawk's Way of Storytelling

by Frank Domenico Domenico Cipriani, Kenneth Little Little Hawk & Beverly Miller

Based on the teachings of Kenneth Little Hawk, the renowned Mi’Kmaw First Nation storyteller, this book uses stories to explain how to tell stories. Each of the practical skills needed for storytelling is...


Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border: Characters and Community

by Ray Cashman

More than quaint local color, folklore is a crucial part of life in Aghyaran, a mixed Catholic-Protestant border community in Northern Ireland. Neighbors socialize during wakes and ceilis-informal nighttime...


Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War", according to Will Kaufman. Stowe, a Connecticut-born...


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde

"The Canterville Ghost" is a short story by Oscar Wilde. The story is about a family who moves to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's...


The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas

"The Three Musketeers" is a historical novel by Alexandre Dumas. Set in 1625-8, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan (based on Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan) after he leaves home...