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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

by: Stephen King

Simple instructions clearly written, this no nonsense explanation of how King writes is as revealing of the man as it is of his craft. You could disagree with everything he says and still be inspired by his passion. Plus, if you’re really paying attention, you could learn telepathy….

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  • About the Sleeping Beauty

    By P.L. Travers

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780070651234
    • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL INC
    • Published: December 1975
    VG/G, jacket edgeworn. This exploration of the fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty' from the author of the beloved Mary Poppins books, includes the author's own version of the tale, as well as an essay examining the meaning of fairytales, especially this story. Also contains five traditional versions of the story, including: Dornroschen (Briar-Rose) from the Brothers Grimm; La Belle au Bois Dormant (The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood) from Charles Perrault; Sole, Luna, e Talia (Sun, Moon, and Talia) from 'The Pentamerone' of Giambattista Basile; The Queen of Tubber Tintye from 'Myths and Folk-lore of Ireland' by Jeremiah Curtin; and The Petrified Mansion from 'Bengal Fairy Tales.'
  • The Last Unicorn

    By Peter S. Beagle

    Our Price: $8.00 - $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451450524
    • Publisher: ROC
    • Published: 2008
    [Special Anniversary Edition]. A unicorn discovers that she is the last unicorn in the world, and sets off to find out what happened to the others. She meets Schmendrick the Magician - whose magic seldom works,and never as he intended - when he rescues her from Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival, where only some of the mythical beasts displayed are illusions. They are joined by Molly Grue, who believes in legends despite her experiences witha Robin Hood wannabe and his unmerry men. Ahead wait King Haggard and his Red Bull, who banished unicorns from the land.
  • The Power of Myth

    By Joseph Campbell

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385418867
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: June 1991
    With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, Joseph Campbell touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work. Index. 320p.

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