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1 ANDREWS, LYNN A. Crystal Woman: The Sisters Of The Dreamtime.
Warner Books, New York, 1987. 0446385662 / 9780446385664 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
Through her real-life experiences in the wilderness of central Australia, not far from the mysterious Ayers Rock, this extraordinary woman begins a new cycle in her search for selfhood that began in [her previous writings]. 
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2 ANDREWS, LYNN V. Star Woman: We Are Made From Stars And To The Stars We Must Return.
Warner Books, New York: 1986. 0446513164 / 9780446513166 First Printing September, 1986. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This is the next step in one woman's odyssey towards enlightenment, a journey which began with the events she chronicled[ in her previous books]. 
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3 ANHALT, EMILY KATZ. Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths.
Yale University Press, New Haven: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
An examination of remedies for violent rage rediscovered in ancient Greek myths Millennia ago, Greek myths exposed the dangers of violent rage and the need for empathy and self-restraint. Homer's Iliad, Euripides' Hecuba, and Sophocles' Ajax show that anger and vengeance destroy perpetrators and victims alike. Composed before and during the ancient Greeks' groundbreaking movement away from autocracy toward more inclusive political participation, these stories offer guidelines for modern efforts to create and maintain civil societies. Emily Katz Anhalt reveals how these three masterworks of classical Greek literature can teach us, as they taught the ancient Greeks, to recognize violent revenge as a marker of illogical thinking and poor leadership. These time-honored texts emphasize the costs of our dangerous penchant for glorifying violent rage and those who would indulge in it. By promoting compassion, rational thought, and debate, Greek myths help to arm us against the tyrants we might serve and the tyrants we might become. Emily Katz Anhalt teaches Classical languages and literature at Sarah Lawrence College. She received her Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Yale University and has taught Greek mythology, Classical languages, and history at Yale University and at Trinity College. She is the author of Solon the Singer: Politics and Poetics. "This book closely engages with ancient texts and in so doing shows how turning one's gaze away from political and social issues of the 21st century can actually help one return to those issues with new perspective and modes of approach."—Jonathan Master, Emory University "Anhalt has taken on three of history's most important works of literature and applied their lessons to the present day. Enraged is an important reminder that reflection, dialogue, and empathy have no boundaries or time limits."—Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire "The moral power of Greek myths is tireless in questioning the human passion for violence. Reading this lively book brings back to life the urgent need to be so questioned."—Gregory Nagy, Harvard University 
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4 ASMA, STEPHEN T. On Monsters: An Unnatural History Of Our Worst Fears.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2009. 019533616X / 9780195336160 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Hailed as "a feast" (Washington Post) and "a modern-day bestiary" (The New Yorker), Stephen Asma's On Monsters is a wide-ranging cultural and conceptual history of monsters--how they have evolved over time, what functions they have served for us, and what shapes they are likely to take in the future. Beginning at the time of Alexander the Great, the monsters come fast and furious--Behemoth and Leviathan, Gog and Magog, Satan and his demons, Grendel and Frankenstein, circus freaks and headless children, right up to the serial killers and terrorists of today and the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow. Monsters embody our deepest anxieties and vulnerabilities, Asma argues, but they also symbolize the mysterious and incoherent territory beyond the safe enclosures of rational thought. Exploring sources as diverse as philosophical treatises, scientific notebooks, and novels, Asma unravels traditional monster stories for the clues they offer about the inner logic of an era's fears and fascinations. In doing so, he illuminates the many ways monsters have become repositories for those human qualities that must be repudiated, externalized, and defeated. Features * Zombies, vampires, and other paranormal creatures are hot topic in popular and literary culture * Vividly illustrated, including some of the author's own drawings * Engaging narrative style "Monsters literal and metaphorical are dissected with skill and discernment in philosopher and scholar Asma's penetrating "unnatural history." Erudite, funny, and deeply attuned to the profound psychological and moral implications of monstrousness, Asma encompasses the mystical and the scientific as he ponders the simultaneous repulsion and attraction monsters arouse... Asma is insightful and entertaining in his discussion of monsters of the deep, supernatural doppelgangers, zombies, and vampires, and intense in his discussion of Freud and the 'science of monstrous feelings...' Asma's far-reaching book of monsterology is original, captivating, and profoundly elucidating." - Booklist starred review "With insight, erudition, and humor, Asma's compendium of monsterology traces the evolving meanings and manifestations of monsters since antiquity, in religion, philosophy, science, literature, popular culture, and the human psyche. To explain the eternal attraction and repulsion of the monstrous, Asma draws on material from Aristotle to nanotechnology, revealing myriad, surprising ways that supernatural, natural, and metaphorical monsters inhabit the landscape of our imagination." - Adrienne Mayor, author of The First Fossil Hunters and The Poison King "On Monsters is a humorously omnivorous consideration of the monstrous. It's a delightful book, a terrific balance of scholarship and wonder." - Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife "A wide-ranging exploration of fear and evil, Asma's presentation and theories are original and practical, depicting those dark, repulsive notions of an unstable, turbulent world in which everybody must struggle to remain human and civilized." - Publishers Weekly "A comprehensive modern-day bestiary." - New Yorker "Cleverly conceived and slyly written...I have seldom read a book that so satisfyingly achieves such an ambitious goal... His new book is a feast." - Washington Post "Spelunking adventure through the caverns of world history, culture and thought." - Chicago Sun-Times "Asma has a lucid, engaging style, and he uses it to provide a thoughtfully breezy survey of the bizarre and the lurking." - Chicago Reader In his new book, On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, Columbia College lecturer Stephen Asma lays out a frightful and compelling bestiary." - Time Out Chicago "This highly readable, often humorous book is suitable for anyone interested in the history of ideas, culture, and the imagination." - Choice Stephen T. Asma is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, where he holds the title of Distinguished Scholar. 
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5 ASMA, STEPHEN T. On Monsters: An Unnatural History Of Our Worst Fears.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. 0199798095 / 9780199798094 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Hailed as "a feast" (Washington Post) and "a modern-day bestiary" (The New Yorker), Stephen Asma's On Monsters is a wide-ranging cultural and conceptual history of monsters--how they have evolved over time, what functions they have served for us, and what shapes they are likely to take in the future. Beginning at the time of Alexander the Great, the monsters come fast and furious--Behemoth and Leviathan, Gog and Magog, Satan and his demons, Grendel and Frankenstein, circus freaks and headless children, right up to the serial killers and terrorists of today and the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow. Monsters embody our deepest anxieties and vulnerabilities, Asma argues, but they also symbolize the mysterious and incoherent territory beyond the safe enclosures of rational thought. Exploring sources as diverse as philosophical treatises, scientific notebooks, and novels, Asma unravels traditional monster stories for the clues they offer about the inner logic of an era's fears and fascinations. In doing so, he illuminates the many ways monsters have become repositories for those human qualities that must be repudiated, externalized, and defeated. Features * Zombies, vampires, and other paranormal creatures are hot topic in popular and literary culture * Vividly illustrated, including some of the author's own drawings * Engaging narrative style "Monsters literal and metaphorical are dissected with skill and discernment in philosopher and scholar Asma's penetrating "unnatural history." Erudite, funny, and deeply attuned to the profound psychological and moral implications of monstrousness, Asma encompasses the mystical and the scientific as he ponders the simultaneous repulsion and attraction monsters arouse... Asma is insightful and entertaining in his discussion of monsters of the deep, supernatural doppelgangers, zombies, and vampires, and intense in his discussion of Freud and the 'science of monstrous feelings...' Asma's far-reaching book of monsterology is original, captivating, and profoundly elucidating." - Booklist starred review "With insight, erudition, and humor, Asma's compendium of monsterology traces the evolving meanings and manifestations of monsters since antiquity, in religion, philosophy, science, literature, popular culture, and the human psyche. To explain the eternal attraction and repulsion of the monstrous, Asma draws on material from Aristotle to nanotechnology, revealing myriad, surprising ways that supernatural, natural, and metaphorical monsters inhabit the landscape of our imagination." - Adrienne Mayor, author of The First Fossil Hunters and The Poison King "On Monsters is a humorously omnivorous consideration of the monstrous. It's a delightful book, a terrific balance of scholarship and wonder." - Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife "A wide-ranging exploration of fear and evil, Asma's presentation and theories are original and practical, depicting those dark, repulsive notions of an unstable, turbulent world in which everybody must struggle to remain human and civilized." - Publishers Weekly "A comprehensive modern-day bestiary." - New Yorker "Cleverly conceived and slyly written...I have seldom read a book that so satisfyingly achieves such an ambitious goal... His new book is a feast." - Washington Post "Spelunking adventure through the caverns of world history, culture and thought." - Chicago Sun-Times "Asma has a lucid, engaging style, and he uses it to provide a thoughtfully breezy survey of the bizarre and the lurking." - Chicago Reader In his new book, On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, Columbia College lecturer Stephen Asma lays out a frightful and compelling bestiary." - Time Out Chicago "This highly readable, often humorous book is suitable for anyone interested in the history of ideas, culture, and the imagination." - Choice Stephen T. Asma is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, where he holds the title of Distinguished Scholar. 
Price: 17.05 USD
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6 BACHOFEN, J. J.; BOAS, GEORGE (PREFACE); CAMPBELL, JOSEPH (INTRODUCTION). Myth, Religion, And Mother Right: Selected Writings Of J. J. Bachofen.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1973. 0691017972 / 9780691017976 First Princeton/ Bollingen Printing. Bollingen Series LXXXIV. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Bachofen's purpose in the three sets of essays which make up this volume was to discover, if possible, the universal law of history. His focus of interest was the inner life of human beings rather than what he called the externals of human development. Translated into English from the German by Ralph Manheim. Includes an Index. 
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7 BALDWIN, JAMES; HURD, PETER (PICTURES BY). The Story Of Siegfried.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1931. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good reading copy with edgewear and scuffing to slightly bowed cover. Cover has attractive color illustration. 
Retells the Norse myth of Siegfried and the Nibelungen. Includes six color pictures. 
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8 BALTZPRAF, PETRUS UND CLAERGUET, HUBERTUS Bestiarium Theatraleid: Est Kleines Und Gantz Ohnvollstaendiges Magna Cum Diligentia Zusammengetragenes Registrum Der Im Theatro Teils Frey, Theils In Contracto Lebenden Ergetzlichen Sowie Erschroekklichen, Bestiae.
Verlag Oprecht, Zuerich: 1943. s Softcover with flaps. Good condition. 

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9 BARING-GOULD, SABINE WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LESLIE SHEPARD. Curious Myths Of The Middle Ages.
University Books, New Hyde Park: 1967. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Collects together all of those strange and compelling myths and legends that are so much a part of the Middle Ages. Will appeal equally to the student of the period, the collector of folktales, and those who simply like to be amused with stories of the marvelous. These essays were first published in two series from 1866 to 1868. 
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10 BORGES, JORGE LUIS; SIS, PETER (ILLUSTRATOR). The Book Of Imaginary Beings.
Viking, New York: 2005. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Sís with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine. A lavish feast of exotica brought vividly to life with art commissioned specifically for this volume, The Book of Imaginary Beings will delight readers of classic fantasy as well as Borges's many admirers. "Of all the Latin American authors in this century, [Borges] is the most universal." --Harold Bloom Translated into English from the Spanish by Andrew Hurley. 
Price: 162.40 USD
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11 BORGES, JORGE LUIS; SIS, PETER (ILLUSTRATOR). The Book Of Imaginary Beings.
Penguin Books, New York: 2006. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Sís with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine. A lavish feast of exotica brought vividly to life with art commissioned specifically for this volume, The Book of Imaginary Beings will delight readers of classic fantasy as well as Borges's many admirers. "Of all the Latin American authors in this century, [Borges] is the most universal." --Harold Bloom Translated into English from the Spanish by Andrew Hurley. 
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12 BRUNVAND, JAN HAROLD. The Choking Doberman And Other New Urban Legends.
W. W. Norton & Co., NY: 1986. 0393303217 / 9780393303216 Reprint. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Water stains on the bottom edge. 
40 tales from oral accounts of improbable events that are told as true and embellished with local detail. Includes index. 
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13 BRUNVAND, JAN HAROLD. The Choking Doberman And Other New Urban Legends.
W. W. Norton & Co., NY: 1986. 0393303217 / 9780393303216 Reprint. s Softcover. Good condition. 
40 tales from oral accounts of improbable events that are told as true and embellished with local detail. Includes index. 
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14 BULFINCH, THOMAS Myths Of Greece And Rome.
Penguin Books, New York: 1979. 0140056432 / 9780140056433 s Softcover. Good condition. 

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15 BULFINCH, THOMAS. Bulfinch's Mythology - Illustrated: The Age Of Fable, The Age Of Chivalry, Legends Of Charlemagne.
Avenel Books, New York: 1978. 0517262770 / 9780517262771 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. Includes a Dictionary and Index 
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16 BULFINCH, THOMAS. Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age Of Fable, The Age Of Chivalry, Legends Of Charlemagne.
The Modern Library, New York: h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket is torn. 
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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17 BULFINCH, THOMAS. The Age Of Fable Or The Beauties Of Mythology.
The Heritage Press, New York: 1942. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. 
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18 BULFINCH, THOMAS; DODSON, DANIEL B. (FOREWORD) The Age Of Fable.
Fawcett Publications, Greenwich: 1961. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. Introduction by Daniel B. Dodson. 
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19 BULFINCH, THOMAS; FULLER, EDMUND (MODERN ABRIDGMENT BY). Bulfinch's Mythology.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1966. Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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20 BULFINCH, THOMAS; FULLER, EDMUND (MODERN ABRIDGMENT BY). Bulfinch's Mythology.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1966. Seventh Printing. s Softcover. Poor condition. 
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. 
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