The Folklore of Discworld

A fan's guide to the folklore of Discworld shares profiles of characters as well as insights into the roles of tradition and stories in everyday culture.

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Author: Terence David John Pratchett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0804169039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 518

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A fan's guide to the folklore of Discworld shares profiles of characters as well as insights into the roles of tradition and stories in everyday culture.

The Folklore of Discworld

Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there.

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Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407034249

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam. Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

Green Men White Swans

Spanning beloved locals from the Three Witches to the Three Nuns, from the Ashen Faggot to the Twa Corbies, this book is both an intriguing insight into the history of the British pub and a captivating journey through the country's dramatic ...

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Author: Jacqueline Simpson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407090542

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Why do British pubs have such curious names? What tales lie behind the Moonrakers, the Hooden Horse, the Derby Tup? And why does the Green Man come in different shapes and sizes? In Green Men & White Swans, leading folklorist Jacqueline Simpson explores the fascinating stories behind pub names, uncovering the myths and legends, euphemisms and wordplays, heroes and even ghosts that have inspired pub landlords over the centuries. Spanning beloved locals from the Three Witches to the Three Nuns, from the Ashen Faggot to the Twa Corbies, this book is both an intriguing insight into the history of the British pub and a captivating journey through the country's dramatic past.

The Shepherd s Crown

This ebook edition includes an exclusive commentary on the Witches of Discworld, written by Jacqueline Simpson, co-author of The Folklore of Discworld.

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Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448197149

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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This ebook edition includes an exclusive commentary on the Witches of Discworld, written by Jacqueline Simpson, co-author of The Folklore of Discworld. A SHIVERING OF WORLDS Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning . . . THE FINAL DISCWORLD NOVEL

Legends and Landscape

Articles Based on Plenary Papers from the 5th Celtic-Nordic-Baltic Folklore
Symposium, Reykjavík, 2005 Terry Gunnell ... in collaboration with Jennifer
Westwood ) ; and The Folklore of Discworld ( 2008 , in collaboration with Terry
Pratchett ) .

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Author: Terry Gunnell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132771531

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Suitable for family historians, students and those interested in social history, this title offers an overview of the struggle for women to gain the vote in Great Britain and explores who the women were that formed and led or became members of the women's suffrage movement.

Norse Mythology in Art and Literature

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230603840

Category:

Page: 24

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, Discworld, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, Norse mythology in popular culture, Everworld, American Gods, The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs, Eight Days of Luke, Runemarks, The Last of the Renshai. Excerpt: Discworld is a comic fantasy book series by English author Sir Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody, or at least take inspiration from, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, political and scientific issues. Since the first novel, The Colour of Magic (1983), 38 Discworld novels have been published as of September 2010, five of which are marketed as children's or "young-adult" (YA) books. The original British editions of the first 26 novels, up to Thief of Time (2001), had distinctive cover art by Josh Kirby; the American editions, published by Harper Collins, used their own cover art. Since Kirby's death in October 2001, the covers have been designed by Paul Kidby. Recent British editions of Pratchett's older novels no longer reuse Kirby's art. There have also been six short stories (some only loosely related to the Discworld), three popular science books, and a number of supplementary books and reference guides. In addition, the series has been adapted for the theatre, as computer games, and as music inspired by the series. The first live-action screen adaptation for television (Terry Pratchett's Hogfather) was broadcast over Christmas 2006 for Sky1. A second, two-part TV adaptation of The Colour of Magic was broadcast on 23 March 2008 in the UK. A third...

Terry Pratchett s Ethical Worlds

This collection of essays uses inventiveness and creation as a thematic core to combine normally disparate themes, such as science fiction studies, the effect of collaborative writing and shared authorship, steampunk aesthetics, productive ...

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Author: Kristin Noone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638034

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

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Terry Pratchett's writing celebrates the possibilities opened up by inventiveness and imagination. It constructs an ethical stance that values informed and self-aware choices, knowledge of the world in which one makes those choices, the importance of play and humor in crafting a compassionate worldview, and acts of continuous self-examination and creation. This collection of essays uses inventiveness and creation as a thematic core to combine normally disparate themes, such as science fiction studies, the effect of collaborative writing and shared authorship, steampunk aesthetics, productive modes of "ownership," intertextuality, neomedievalism and colonialism, adaptations into other media, linguistics and rhetorics, and coming of age as an act of free will.

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

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Author: Linda Washington

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429934886

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

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A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

The Times Index

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079787936

Category: Newspapers

Page:

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.

Discworld and the Disciplines

" The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett's work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

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Author: Anne Hiebert Alton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

Paul Kidby

Paul Kidby is best known as the illustrator for Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.

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Author: Paul Kidby

Publisher:

ISBN: 0955972957

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 72

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Paul Kidby is best known as the illustrator for Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. He started his artistic career in freelance illustration before committing himself to work full-time on Discworld in 1995. Today Paul balances his output between Pratchett and his own projects and lives and works in the north of the New Forest.This exhibition showcases the wonderful book covers and illustrations for Pratchett's novels including favourite characters like Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course Death. It also reveals Paul's own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. All his work is marked by a staggering quality of draughtmanship and effective use of colour: bright for the book covers and muted for his faerie paintings.Discworld is the registered trademark of Terry Pratchett.

An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett

Pratchett is drawing on millennia of folklore , with stories about transformations
between human and wolf dating back at least as far as Greek Mythology and
Norse folktales . Folk and Fairy Tales vary as to whether the transformation only
takes ...

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Author: Andrew M. Butler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1846450438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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Entries on plot lines and characters, articles on key themes and discussions of artwork, television adaptations and collaborative work make this the most comprehensive, fascinating and illuminating companion to the work of Terry Prarchett, one of our most entertaining - and greatest - writers.

Discworld Books

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online.

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Author: Source Wikia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230855270

Category:

Page: 50

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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 48. Chapters: Discworld Mapp series, Graphic novels, Novels, A Tourist Guide to Lancre, Death's Domain, Discworld, Discworld Diary, List of Discworld Books, Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, Once More* With Footnotes, Rincewind series, The Art of Discworld, The Discworld Almanak, The Discworld Companion, The Pratchett Portfolio, The Science of Discworld, The Streets of Ankh-Morpork, The Unseen University Challenge, The Unseen University Cut Out Book, Death's Domain, A Hat Full of Sky, Carpe Jugulum, Equal Rites, Eric, Feet of Clay, Going Postal, Good Omens, Guards! Guards!, Hogfather, Interesting Times, I Shall Wear Midnight, Jingo, Lords and Ladies, Making Money, Maskerade, Men at Arms, Monstrous Regiment, Mort, Moving Pictures, Nation, Night Watch, Pyramids, Pyramids, Reaper Man, Small Gods, Soul Music, Sourcery, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, The Carpet People, The Colour of Magic, The Fifth Elephant, The Last Continent, The Last Hero, The Light Fantastic, The Truth, The Wee Free Men, Thief of Time, Thud!, Wintersmith, Witches Abroad, Wyrd Sisters. Excerpt: A Tourist Guide To Lancre is the third book in the Discworld Mapp series, and the first to be illustrated by Paul Kidby. As with the other maps, the basic design and booklet were compiled by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. The Mapp shows the mountain country of Lancre, with the Ramtops drawn in a vertigo-inducing perspective shot, rather than as a relief diagram. The accompanying booklet details the history, geography and folklore of the country, with contributions from both Gytha Ogg (anticipating the style of Nanny Ogg's Cookbook) and Eric Wheelbrace, the Discworld's most famous hillwalker (a parody of Alfred Wainwright). The Death series is one of the trilogies which make up the Discworld books. File: TCoM.cover.jpgCover of an early edition of The Colour of Magic; art by...

Storytelling

An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore Josepha Sherman. Discworld (
Pratchett ) , 1 : 160 ; 3 : 511 Disease gods of , 2 : 407 mythology of origin British ,
1 : 135 East African , 1 : 9 Greek , 2 : 368 Norse , 2 : 220 Tibetan , 3 : 603 “
Disputation ...

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Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0765680475

Category: Social Science

Page: 910

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A collection of informative entries providing a definitive and fascinating study of the wide world of storytelling.

Terry Pratchett s Narrative Worlds

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett.

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Author: Marion Rana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319672984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

Sound the Fairy Call

After three years of fighting in the service of his mercenary company, Eoan’s ready to lay down his sword and return home.

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Author: K.L. Noone

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781634869041

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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After three years of fighting in the service of his mercenary company, Eoan’s ready to lay down his sword and return home. He’s seen enough war and destruction and ruined villages; he only wants to find someplace peaceful and warm where he can figure out a new life. But he’s a long way from home, in the pouring rain. And rumor says the forest around him contains inhuman magical creatures such as dragons, garwolves, fairies, and sprites. He should be safe if he doesn’t leave the path ... but fairies have ways of tempting weary travelers. Julian hadn’t actually meant to entice the tired soldier from the path. He’d only been playing music for himself, and it’s been so long since he’s introduced himself to anyone, he barely recalls his own name. But now he has a human in his forest, and Eoan clearly needs care and comfort and healing. Healing requires closeness, and Eoan’s fascinating, complicated and heart-sore and strong. And Julian’s been very lonely for a very long time. But maybe he doesn’t have to be.

Bisclavret

Very loosely based on the twelfth-century story by Marie de France, Bisclavret features a bisexual werewolf lord, a demisexual king who’d rather be a scholar, some exasperated men-at-arms, and very important stolen clothing.

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Author: K.L. Noone

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781646562268

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A very long time ago, in the very old forests of Brittany, a werewolf loved a king ... The Lord Bisclavret has a secret. A family enchantment. A wolf’s curse, transforming him when the moon is full. He hopes to be a good lord for his people, and he’s always been a loyal king’s man, even if the new king is inexperienced and scholarly. But one betrayal might leave him trapped in wolf-shape forever ... unless his king can save him. Andreas would rather be a University scholar than a king, and has no interest in a royal marriage -- desire’s always come slowly, if at all. But he loves his kingdom, so he’ll try to protect it, even when rumors of a man-killing wolf spread across his land. He’ll pick up a sword and go out on a hunt, and hope to keep his people safe. But the wolf has the eyes of a man, and the scholar-king’s knowledge of folklore and fairy-stories might break a werewolf’s curse ... with the help of love. Very loosely based on the twelfth-century story by Marie de France, Bisclavret features a bisexual werewolf lord, a demisexual king who’d rather be a scholar, some exasperated men-at-arms, and very important stolen clothing.

Encyclopedia of Women s Folklore and Folklife M Z

Davy explores Paganism's extensive use of literature , from the historically and
ethnically important Icelandic Eddas and Sagas , to modern fiction such as
Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land and Terry Pratchett's Discworld
series .

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Author: Liz Locke

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313340528

Category: Women

Page: 777

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Topics covered include: Abortion; Banshee; Barbie Doll; Best Friend; Cinderella; Courtship; Cowgirl; Cyber culture; Erotic Folklore; Folk Photography; Glass Ceiling; Hair; Hip Hop Culture/Rap; Lesbian and Queer Studies; Marriage; Menstruation; Muslim Women's Folklore; Photocopy Lore; Quilt making; and many more. In addition, there are entries on women's folklore and folklife in 15 regions of the world, such as the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. Entries provide cross-references and cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources. Students learning about history, world cultures, religion and spirituality, healing and traditional medicine, and literature will welcome this companion to the daily life of women across time and continents. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: 4 substantial overview essays survey the present state of scholarship on women's folklore and folklife around the world.