Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

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Grove Press #ad - In baba yaga laid an egg, aging, internationally acclaimed writer Dubravka Ugresic takes the timeless legend and spins it into a fresh and distinctly modern tale of femininity, identity, and love. With barbed wisdom and razor-sharp wit, an elderly woman who wakes up every day hoping to die, a buxom blonde hospital worker who’s given up on love, Ugresic weaves together the stories of four women in contemporary Eastern Europe: a writer who grants her dying mother’s final wish by traveling to her hometown in Bulgaria, and a serial widow who harbors a secret talent for writing.

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg #ad - Through the women’s fears and desires, and their struggles against invisibility, Ugresic presents a brilliantly postmodern retelling of an ancient myth that is infused with humanity and the joy of storytelling. According to slavic myth, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children.

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Oedipus Rex Oedipus the King Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by John Williams White

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Digireads.com #ad - H. When oedipus hears a rumor that he is not the biological son of Polybus, he seeks the counsel of the Oracle of Delphi who relates to him the prophecy of patricide. The second theban play written by sophocles, “Oedipus Rex, ” or “Oedipus the King, ” is the drama which chronologically begins the Oedipus cycle.

After laius, king of thebes, learns from an oracle that he is doomed to perish by the hand of his own son, he binds the feet of his newborn child and orders his wife Jocasta to kill the infant. Still believing that polybus is his father he flees Corinth thus initiating a series of events that would fulfill that which the oracle has prophesied.

Unable to kill her own child, Jocasta entrusts a servant with the task instead, who takes the baby to a mountaintop to die of exposure. A passing shepherd rescues the baby and names it Oedipus, or “swollen feet”, taking it with him to Corinth where it is raised by the childless King Polybus as if it were his own.

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Fox

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Open Letter #ad - Fox #ad - A best book of 2018 at publishers weekly, kirkus reviews, and the New StatesmanFox is the story of literary footnotes and “minor” characters―unnoticed people propelled into timelessness through the biographies and novels of others. With ugresic’s characteristic wit, betrayal, through balkan minefields and American road trips, and from the 1920s to the present, as it explores the power of storytelling and literary invention, Fox takes us from Russia to Japan, and the randomness of human lives.

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After the Wall: Confessions from an East German Childhood and the Life that Came Next

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PublicAffairs #ad - Fifteen years later, jana hensel tells the story of her confused generation of East Germans, but who are they? Where are they going? In After the Wall, they all have the right haircuts and drive the right cars, who were forced to abandon their past and feel their way through a foreign landscape to an uncertain future.

They cut off from their parents. Jana hensel was thirteen on November 9, 1989, the night the Berlin Wall fell. They snapped up every possible Western product and mannerism. These were the kids of the seventies, the cheerful communist propaganda, who had grown up in the shadow of Communism with all its hokey comforts: the Young Pioneer youth groups, and the comforting knowledge that they lived in a Germany unblemished by an ugly Nazi past and a callous capitalist future.

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They took English lessons, and opened bank accounts. Now as they look back, they wonder whether the oppressive, yet comforting life of their childhood wasn't so bad after all. They changed the way they talked, the way they walked, what they read, where they went.

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Medea First Edition Norton Critical Editions

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Easterling, Helene P. Used book in Good Condition. Ancient perspectives on the unforgettable plot from Xenophon, Apollonius of Rhodes, and Seneca. A terrific new translation―murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers. Kirk ormand, oberlin college“this nce will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.

Michelle zerba, revenge, and murder, louisiana state university This Norton Critical Edition includes: • Sheila Murnaghan’s new translation of the great Greek tragedy of betrayal, set in Corinth in the fifth-century B. C. E. Seminal essays on Medea by P. The three-part format―annotated text, and criticism―helps students to better understand, and appreciate the literature, analyze, contexts, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors.

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Russian Fairy Tales The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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Russian Fairy Tales The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library #ad - Translated by norbert gutermanillustrated by Alexander AlexeieffWith black-and-white illustrations throughoutPart of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library Used book in Good Condition.

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The Ministry of Pain: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - Having fled the violent breakup of yugoslavia, where she teaches a class filled with other young Yugoslav exiles, Tanja Lucic is now a professor of literature at the University of Amsterdam, most of whom earn meager wages assembling leather and rubber S&M clothing at a sweatshop they call the "Ministry.

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The History of the Idea of Europe What is Europe?

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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales

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Penguin Books #ad - New york times bestseller winner of the world fantasy award one of new york magazine’s 10 best books of the year one of npr’s 5 best works of Foreign FictionThe celebrated scary fairy tales of Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer—the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia,  The Girl from the Metropol Hotel Vanishings and aparitions, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, nightmares and twists of fate, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe.

Pantheon Books. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia—or anywhere else in the world—today. Used book in Good Condition.

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Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson

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Canongate #ad - For me, this discovery, into our most private moments, its larger-than-life adventures — slips silently into the day-to-day existence of each of us, this recognition, is the point at which the myth — for all its grand images, our buried secrets. From david grossman’s introduction to Lion’s Honey Used book in Good Condition.

Israel’s most lauded contemporary writer retells the myth of Samson, one of the most tempestuous, charismatic, and colorful characters in the Hebrew Bible. Pantheon Books. Used book in Good Condition. There are few other bible stories with so much drama and action, in the end, from his mother to Delilah; and, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and three thousand Philistines.

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Thank You for Not Reading: Essays on Literary Trivia

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