Author: Robert Fisher
While searching for a way to remove the armor that has become stuck on him, a knight finally discovers the true qualities of knighthood.
Author: Marcia Grad
The Princess Who Believed in Fairy Tales is an enchanting and inspiring modern-day story set in olden times that symbolizes the journey we all take through life as we sort out illusion from reality, come to terms with our childhood dreams and pain, and discover who we really are and how life works.
Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Da Capo Press
In this timeless and deeply learned classic, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man. Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy tale "Iron John"Ñin which a mentor or "Wild Man" guides a young man through eight stages of male growthÑto remind us of ways of knowing long forgotten, images of deep and vigorous masculinity centered in feeling and protective of the young. At once down-to-earth and elevated, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories, Iron John is an astonishing work that will continue to guide and inspire menÑand womenÑfor years to come.
Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: Faber & Faber
A collection of poetry dealing with witches and their magic, including "The Witch's Song," "Hallowe'en Fright," "The Hag," "Frogday," and more.
Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Historical novel that retells the story of Hernâan Cortâes and Doäna Marina, his interpreter and mistress during the conquest of Mexico.
Author: Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez
Publisher: Ediciones Selectas Diamante SA de CV
Un grito desesperado es la novela sobre relaciones familiares más trascendente de los últimos tiempos. Gerardo y Saúl son hijos de un médico prestigioso. Pero tienen un problema: no saben comunicarse con su padre. Por otro lado, su mamá es una mujer amorosa incapaz de poner normas de disciplina en casa. La historia de la familia Hernández es parecida a la de muchas, en la que existe autoritarismo y distanciamiento de los padres; rebeldía y falta de respeto de los hijos; hostilidad y burlas entre hermanos; discusiones hirientes; prolongados periodos de indiferencia. Pero el drama de esta familia se complica en una vorágine de sucesos que los lleva a situaciones extremas de las que ninguna familia está exenta. En la lectura de esta novela lector hallará un testimonio impactante e importantes conceptos de aplicación real.
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
His name was Charlie Mears; he was the only son of his mother who was a widow, and he lived in the north of London, coming into the City every day to work in a bank. He was twenty years old and suffered from aspirations. I met him in a public billiard-saloon where the marker called him by his given name, and he called the marker "Bullseyes." Charlie explained, a little nervously, that he had only come to the place to look on, and since looking on at games of skill is not a cheap amusement for the young, I suggested that Charlie should go back to his mother.
Author: Francis I
Publisher: Melville House
With an exclusive introduction by the acclaimed Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes, this is the complete text of the landmark encyclical letter by Pope Francis that has 'rocked the international community' (Time). The only secular edition of the Pope's remarks, the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality is an essential document of our times - as significant a contribution to the movement for environmental justice and human rights as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was 55 years ago.
Author: Lorenzo Mediano, Lisa Dillman
In the 1930s, in an isolated valley of the Pyrenees Mountains, an aging teacher reconstructs a bloody and tragic event that seemed destined to remain forever hidden behind a wall of silence. He alone can penetrate appearances and grasp the iron laws determining the lives of all those who live in this place—this valley where nature is miserly and leaves little room for poetic contemplation or an excess of feelings. He alone remembers his protégé, Ramón, a shepherd, who, no more than a child, fell in love with Alba, the only daughter of the region’s most powerful and influential landowner. The rich and powerful conspire to thwart the love between Ramón and Alba, and in doing so they incite a feud that will extend beyond all reason. Thus begins a vigorous, dramatic story of rebellion and a heroic quest for freedom.
Author: William Faulkner
This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 195. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived."
Author: Bruno Bettelheim
Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award "A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales."—John Updike, The New York Times Book Review Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development. Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one’s life.
Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publisher: Paulist Press
This is the first translation with commentary of selections from The Zohar, the major text of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This work was written in 13th-century Spain by Moses de Leon, a Spanish scholar.
Author: Ernie Zelinski
From the bestselling author of "The Joy of Not Working" comes this inspirational guide that offers 101 short reminders of what is--and what is not--important in life.