Through a Brazen Mirror

The Famous Flower of Servingmen

Author: Delia Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885865243

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

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Through a Brazen Mirror is the third book in The Ultra Violet Library, Circlet's imprint of fantasy and science fiction by/for/about lesbian/gay/bi folk. Originally published in 1989 by mass market publisher Ace, the book was marketed as generic sword and sorcery and, in the way of mass market books, disappeared from sight shortly thereafter, before it had a chance to reach an audience who would appreciate its themes. Based on an ancient Anglo-Scots ballad called "The Famous Flower of Serving Men" (a magical, tragic tale about a young woman who disguises herself as a man after the murder of her husband), Through a Brazen Mirror tells the tale of the witch Margaret, her daughter Elinor, King Lionel, and the extraordinary William Flowers, who saves the king from doom and Margaret's malevolent magic. With much richness of detail and folklore, Sherman uses the tale to explore issues of attraction, loyalty, and gender identity. For William is Elinor, who as William bonds with the young king and takes charge of a fate that was to be her undoing. The book, though it takes place in a fictional kingdom, is no cleaned-up fairy tale, and presents a historical picture of life circa 1400. In an age when women are not taught to read or write, both Margaret, as an evil schemer, and Elinor, who must take on a man's name and countenance, fight for their self-determination, each in her own way.
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The Famous Flower of Serving Men

Author: Deborah Grabien

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312333874

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 5272

In a sequel to The Weaver and the Factory Maid, producer Penny Wintercraft-Hawkes and her boyfriend, folk-singer Ringan Laine, begin restoring an old theater that Penny has recently inherited and encounter a tragic spirit.
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The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads, Volume 4

With Their Texts, according to the Extant Records of Great Britain and America

Author: Bertrand Harris Bronson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400867525

Category: Music

Page: 594

View: 3283

With this volume, incorporating Ballads 244-305, Bertrand Harris Bronson completes his epic task of providing the musical counterpart to Francis James Child's collection of English and Scottish ballads. As in the previous volumes, the texts are linked with their proper traditional tunes, systematically ordered and grouped to show melodic kinship and characteristic variations developed during the course of oral transmission. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Lost in Music

Culture, Style and the Musical Event

Author: Avron Levine White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317227794

Category: Music

Page: 268

View: 6698

This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms – rock, jazz, classical – with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question of copyright; recording and production technology; the social character of musical style; and the impact of lyrical content, considered socially and historically.
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Sir Orfeo

Author: Oscar Zielke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384600247X


Page: 148

View: 7614

Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.
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Story-Telling Ballads

Author: Frances Jenkins Olcott

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434455831

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 9883

Here are 77 story-telling ballads and narrative poems -- romances, hero-tales, faery legends, and adventures of Knights and lovely Damsels. They sing of proud and wicket folk, of gentle and loyal ones, of Laidley Worms, Witches, Mermaids, and more!
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Das Buch Jesaia

Author: Bernhard Duhm

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525516560

Category: Bible

Page: 490

View: 9220

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Sing Out!

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folk songs

Page: N.A

View: 3960

Posted in Folk songs

A Collection of Old Ballads

Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies Extant. With Introductions Historical, Critical Or Humorous. Illustrated with Copper Plates ...

Author: Ambrose Philips

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ballads, English

Page: N.A

View: 418

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The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152847

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

View: 7399

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads 189-265.
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Author: Bettina von Arnim

Publisher: N.A



Page: 243

View: 8891

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Tales, Then and Now

More Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults

Author: Anna E. Altmann,Gail De Vos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088315

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 3735

A comprehensive compilation of reworkings of classic folk and fairy tales. The nature of folktales and their surrounding cultural contexts are examined; each story is accompanied by tale type numbers, motifs, lists of reworkings by genre, and author interpretation. An excellent resource for the study of tales.
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