Classical Traditions In Modern Fantasy

Author: Assistant Professor of Classics Brett M Rogers
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190610069
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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting fifteen all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of the most significant examples of the modern genre-including the works of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and more-in relation to important ancient texts such as Aeschylus' Oresteia, Aristotle's Poetics, Virgil's Aeneid, and Apuleius' The Golden Ass. These varied studies raise fascinating questions about genre, literary and artistic histories, and the suspension of disbelief required not only of readers of fantasy but also of students of antiquity. Ranging from harpies to hobbits, from Cyclopes to Cthulhu, and all manner of monster and myth in-between, this comparative study of Classics and fantasy reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world. Although antiquity and the present day differ in many ways, at its base, ancient literature resonates deeply with modern fantasy's image of worlds in flux and bodies in motion.

Miranda Hart Such Fun

Author: Sophie Johnson
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1843588455
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For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind Miranda's rise to fame. The comedian was born in Torquay in 1972, yet despite graduating in politics from Bristol Polytechnic, she always wanted to be a comedian. Her inspiration includes the likes of Joyce Grenfell and Eric Morecombe. Miranda's story is followed through other TV roles such as The Vicar of Dibley, Nighty Night, Hyperdrive and Not Going Out - before Miranda Hart's Joke Shop was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 and the first episode of her sitcom finally broadcast in November 2009. Miranda Hart is the newest comedy legend to capture the imagination of the public - this is her full, unauthorised story.

The Irish Law Times And Solicitors Journal

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Complete Baseball Record Book

Author: Steven P. Gietschier
Editor: Sporting News
ISBN: 9780892047697
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Gathers team and individual records for batting, base running, fielding, and pitching, in regular season, All-Star, Pennant, and World Series games.

The Complete Baseball Record Fact Book

Author: Sporting News
Editor: Sporting News
ISBN: 9780892048151
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Gathers team and individual records for batting, base running, fielding, and pitching, in regular season, All-Star, Pennant, and World Series games.

The Century Dictionary

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Yeast

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Kings Of The Ice

Author: Andrew Podnieks
Editor: Richmond Hill (Ont.) : NDE Pub.
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Chronicles the history of the sport from its beginning in the 1800s, when it was played by English soldiers on the ice-bound lakes of Nova Scotia, through the Depression, into the age-of-rage in the 1960s, to contemporary times, when the Stanley Cup becam

The Century Dictionary And Cyclopedia

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The World Almanac And Book Of Facts

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Fraser S Magazine

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Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.

Library Journal

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Proceedings Of The Fourth Annual Alcoholism Conference Of The National Institute On Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism

Author: Morris E. Chafetz
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The World Almanac Book Of Facts

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Whitaker S Cumulative Book List

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The Century Dictionary And Cyclopedia The Century Dictionary Prepared Under The Superintendence Of William Dwight Whitney Rev Enl Under The Superintendence Of Benjamin E Smith

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One Game Season

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Official Gazette Of The United States Patent Office

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The Ultimate Hockey Quiz Book

Author: Brian McFarlane
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781552095430
File Size: 78,11 MB
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History, players, personalities, and hundreds of little-known facts and trivia on every team in the NHL and the old Western Hockey League, compiled by Brian McFarlane host of Hockey Night in Canada for 27 years and author of over 40 books on hockey.