Mythology

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  1. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh: A Norton Critical Edition

    Benjamin R. Foster

    Second Edition

    “This scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh manages to convey much of the archaic power and even something of the occasional humor of the ancient Mesopotamian poem. What is especially valuable is that the translators, by collating passages from the different ancient versions of this epic that have survived only in fragments, have made available many vivid narrative episodes that will be new to most English readers of the poem.” —Robert Alter, University of California, BerkeleyMore

  2. Book ImageBeowulf: A Verse Translation: A Norton Critical Edition

    Seamus Heaney, Daniel Donoghue

    Second Edition

    “Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”  —New York Times Book Review“Excellent ancillary materials in this critical edition make a potentially alienating text and culture accessible and engaging.” —Tim Melnarik, California State University, San BernardinoMore

  3. Book ImageNorse Mythology

    Neil Gaiman

    “Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”—Lisa L. Hannett, AtlanticMore

  4. Book ImageThe Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Second Edition

    “I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.”
    —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los AngelesMore

  5. Book ImageReynard the Fox: A New Translation

    James Simpson, Stephen Greenblatt

    One of the greatest characters of medieval literature, the trickster Reynard the Fox, comes to life in this rollicking new translation.More

  6. Book ImageToo Good To Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    Revised and with a new chapter

    The colossal classic becomes even more colossal with a full new chapter of recent urban legends.More

  7. Book ImageThe Sweets of Araby: Enchanting recipes from the Tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights

    Muna Salloum, Leila Salloum Elias

    In this storybook-cookbook the authors translate some of the 1001 Arabian Nights stories Scheherazade recounted for Shahryar and adapt ancient recipes for the traditional sweet treats mentioned in them. This vibrant, lovely book brings modern cooks delicacies from one of the world’s magnificent civilizations.More

  8. Book ImageThe Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation

    Simon Armitage

    “A new standard in the enterprise of bringing the past back into poetry.”—Tom Shippey, Wall Street JournalMore

  9. Book ImageThe Sweets of Araby: Enchanting Recipes from the Tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights

    Leila Salloum Elias, Muna Salloum, Linda Dalal Sawaya

    From ancient Baghdad, recipes for, and the stories behind, exotic and unusual treats.More

  10. Book ImageThe Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

    Maria Tatar, A. S. Byatt

    Forty of the most famous and celebrated stories from the Brothers Grimm translated and edited by a leading professor of folklore.More

  11. Book ImageThe Greek Poets: Homer to the Present

    Peter Constantine, Rachel Hadas, Edmund Keeley, Et Al.

    Three thousand years of the greatest Greek poetry, exquisitely translated and assembled in a handsome volume sure to be a modern classic.More

  12. Book ImageSir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Simon Armitage

    A New Verse Translation

    "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageHow to Read the Egyptian Book of the Dead

    Barry Kemp, Simon Critchley

    Intent upon letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.More

  14. Book ImageThe Arabian Nights

    Muhsin Mahdi, Husain Haddawy

    New Deluxe Edition

    Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—a new deluxe trade paperback edition of the beloved stories.More

  15. Book ImageSindbad: And Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

    Muhsin Mahdi, Husain Haddawy

    New Deluxe Edition

    Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—new deluxe trade paperback editions of the beloved stories.More

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