EBOOK The Penguin Book of Mermaids


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  • The Penguin Book of Mermaids
  • Cristina Bacchilega
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 9780143133728

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read é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Cristina Bacchilega summary The Penguin Book of Mermaids ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ens who lured men to their watery deaths with song More than two thousand years later the gullible New York public lined up to witness a mummified 'mermaid' specimen that the enterprising showman P T Barnum swore was real The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures ranging from Scottish. I love the variety of mermaid stories and the breadth of cultures this collection draws upon but I wish it had been a less overtly scholarly work That is I appreciated the efforts to contextualize these tales within their communities of origin I didn t appreciate when the editors attempted to assert a specific meaning for a tale Perhaps scholars of folklore do indeed abide by a rigid lexicon of symbolic interpretation alas for that dismal reality if so but I find most of my enjoyment in stories like these arises from discovering my own interpretations lessons and truths Francis Bacons Contribution to Shakespeare public lined up to witness a mummified 'mermaid' specimen that the enterprising showman P T Barnum swore was real The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures ranging from Scottish. I love the variety of mermaid stories and the breadth of cultures this collection draws upon but I wish it had been a less overtly scholarly work That is I appreciated the efforts to contextualize these tales within their communities of origin I didn t appreciate when the editors attempted to assert a specific meaning for a tale Perhaps scholars of folklore do indeed abide by a rigid lexicon of symbolic interpretation alas for that dismal reality if so but I find most of my enjoyment in stories like these arises from discovering my own interpretations lessons and truths

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read é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Cristina Bacchilega summary The Penguin Book of Mermaids ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings mermaids and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid' As far back as the eighth century BC sailors in Homer's Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears to resist the Sir. 4 stars I would highly recommend this to anyone like me who is fascinated with the topic of mermaids or sea folk in general Cristina Bacchilega provides us with an informative and diverse collection of legends and literary tales that span the continents proving how universal this famous creature is While it is custom for certain stories to feel repetitive considering that certain stories are passed from one place to another due to cultural exchange there is something inherently fascinating with many of them I much prefer this collection compared to the Beauty and the Beast Animal Bride tales ones While the stories in The Penguin Book of Mermaids do feel repetitive at times I can t help but sense this somber and mysterious aura in a lot of them I remember the animal brides stories feeling very matter of fact or explained in a sterile manner In many of these stories I can pick up an emotion in the voice of the narrator whether its worry or longing I also have to applaud the translation very well done In conclusion I felt invested in the stories and was appreciative of the additional information that was provided as it made understanding certain stories much possible I m happy to have not only revisit some old favorite mermaid stories but also happy to discover some new gems Favorite Stories The Nixie in the Pond Grimms Fairytales The Day After the Wedding from Undine The Little Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen Abyssus Abyssum Invocat Genevieve Valentine Honorable Mentions A Mermaid s Tears Kurahashi Yumiko The American and the Sirena of Amburayan The Mermaid Child 289B Odysseus and the Sirens The Odyssey And the little mermaid lifted her brightening eyes to the sun and for the first time she felt them filled with tears

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read é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Cristina Bacchilega summary The Penguin Book of Mermaids ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Selkies to Hindu water serpents to Chilean sea fairies A third of the selections are published here in English for the first time and all are accompanied by commentary that explores their undercurrents showing us how public perceptions of this popular mythical hybrid at once a human and a fish illuminate issues of gender spirituality ecology and sexuali. I loved this collection of mermaid tales across different cultures and enjoyed all the discussion about their origins and transformations over the years This text has been invaluable to my studies but it s also just a well written collection of stories Definitely recommend for anyone who loves mermaids and mythology


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    EBOOK The Penguin Book of Mermaids Disclaimer I received the Kindle copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review My opinions remain respectfully my own Huge thanks to Penguin Classics for approving this book even when it was reuested a month past the publication date My Thoughts The book is packed with legends folktales fairytales etc about the mermaid and other water creatures Not a lengthy volume and can be easily finished in a f

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