Thirty-three authentic, unaltered Aboriginal stories are brought to you by Aboriginal storyteller custodians. Unlike other compilations, these stories are presented with approval from Aboriginal elders in an effort to help foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the Aboriginal people; they are accompanied by a historical overview and other background information about Australia's oldest still-existing culture.
Defining, Designing, and Selling Multidevice Products
Author: Anna Dahlström
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
With the wide variety of devices, touch points, and channels in use, your ability to control how people navigate your well-crafted experiences is fading. Yet it’s still important to understand where people are in their journey if you’re to deliver the right content and interactions atthe right time and on the right device. This practical guide shows you how storytelling can make a powerful difference in product design. Author Anna Dahlström details the many ways you can use storytelling in your projects and throughout your organization. By applying tried-and-tested principles from film and fiction to the context of design and business, you’ll learn to create great product experiences. Learn how the anatomy of a great story can make a difference in product design Explore how traditional storytelling principles, tools, and methods relate to key product design aspects Understand how purposeful storytelling helps tell the right story and move people into action Use storytelling principles to tell, sell, and present your work
An Exploration of Matthean Culture Using Memory Techniques
Author: Alistair N. Shaw
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The first Gospel has traditionally been considered a very Jewish work. Recent scholarship has suggested some Hellenistic influence. The issue is explored in this work with attention focused on the dream narratives of the first two chapters. An investigation is carried out using a new methodology. The memory techniques used in an oral or semi-literate society are explored. A search is made for such techniques in Matthew and these are then compared with similar devices in a wide range of literature, Old Testament, contemporary Jewish, Greek and Roman. The intention is that literary practice should help to clarify the cultural setting in which Matthew functions. This is a work which will interest New Testament scholars with a focus on Gospel studies and oral transmission. It may also appeal to some classical scholars or those with a specialized interest in Josephus.
The Great Dream is a fusion of Aboriginal Australian dreamtime storytelling and Tibetan Bon dream yoga practices. In the first part 'The Dream of Creation', Cloudskipper dreams of a five colored rainbow (similar to the rainbow serpent of the Aboriginal Dreamtime), each color represents an element from the Bon tradition. In part two 'How the Stars Were Made' he introduces his friends from the dreaming to the new earth and provides them with guides in the form of beings of light. Next in 'How the Clouds Were Made' he uses sea foam to create a cloud, which provides much needed rain. In the fourth story, 'How the Moon Was Made' his friend Brolly Bird (a Crane) loses her necklace. Cloudskipper visits his cloud friend and is given a piece of cloud which he forms into the moon. The moonlight helps them to find the necklace. Finally 'The First Rainbow' takes the story full circle. Brolly Bird dances for the clouds to thank them for the Moon, the cloud's joy and laughter creates a rainbow.
Comprising of more than twenty five percent of the world’s known languages, the Pacific is considered to be the most linguistically diverse region in the world. What unifies the region is the culture of storytelling, which provides a fundamental means for perpetuating cultural knowledge across generations. The volume brings together linguists, literary theorists, anthropologists and historians to explore the Pacific peoples’ constructions of identities through narrative. Chapters are organized under three themes: fine grained analysis at the storyworld level, the interactional context of narrative telling, and finally, the interconnections between narrative and cultural memory. The volume reflects the Pacific region’s rich linguistic and cultural diversity, with discussions on the narrativization patterns in Australian and New Zealand English, Palmerston Island and Pitkern-Norfl’k English, Fiji Hindi, Hawaiian, Samoan, Solomon Island Pidgin, the Australian Aboriginal languages Jaminjung and Kriol, the Micronesian languages Mortlockese and Guam Chamorros, and the Vanuatuan languages Auluan, Neverver and Sa.
An accomplished biblical scholar here juxtaposes movies and New Testament themes to uncover the mythic dimensions of each and to explore the primary conflicts in American society. Brandon Scott's sage and savvy analysis of more than fifty recent popular American movies, from Dirty Harry to Robocop 2, from Pretty Woman to Thelma and Louise, opens a unique slant on American mythology. He delves into the deepest dreams and perennial tensions in American culture: wealth and poverty, race relations, moral aloneness, the superhero and the solo redeemer, violence and war, the mythical West, relations of the sexes, and fears of the future. These portrayals in turn launch him into the chief themes and mythic elements in the New Testament. In the conversation and mutual criticism that his book engenders, Scott clarifies the values that contemporary culture and the Bible might bring to each other.
With Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone reboot arriving, read the stories that inspired some of the show's greatest episodes, including "The Howling Man"! The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary Twilight Zone writer, with a foreword by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by William Shatner It is only natural that Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone—for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. Perchance to Dream contains a selection of Beaumont’s finest stories, including seven that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes. Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so vast and varied they burst through the walls of whatever box might contain them. Supernatural, horror, noir, science fiction, fantasy, pulp, and more: all were equally at home in his wondrous mind. These are stories where lions stalk the plains, classic cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. With dizzying feats of master storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont transformed his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted stories that leave themselves indelibly stamped upon the walls of the mind. In Beaumont’s hands, nothing is impossible: it all seems plausible, even likely. "[Beaumont’s] imagination, as Perchance to Dream amply shows, was more than most writers enjoy in the longest of lifetimes." -NPR For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Night after night a young man has the same strange dream until he can no longer ignore it. Find out what he discovers on his daring journey. The Impossible Dream encourages kids to express themselves through story and yoga. Make the story come alive as you go on a yoga storytelling adventure!
The Emotional Story of a Twelve-year-old Nepali Boy
Author: Bikul Koirala
Twelve-year-old Ram was born and raised in a small village in Nepal. He's destined to be a village farmer like his father, but he dreams of so much more. Then, a mysterious opportunity in the form of an olive-green Land Rover comes to whisk him away into a new life. Through dedicated service and the gift of education, Ram can become more than he ever thought possible. As he transitions to adulthood, though, he begins to wonder if the path he's on is the right one for him. A voice is telling him to "go home", but he's not sure where home is anymore. The choice he makes can alter the lives of everyone around him, but it's up to him to find out what the right choice really is. Dreams from Nepal is the emotional, powerful story of a twelve-year-old Nepali boy's journey through faith, love, and unbreakable determination to live a better life.
Cultural Writing. Gender Studies. WO(MEN) AND BEARS revisits classical debates in women's cultural and Native studies regarding nature and culture. As a mixed-genre anthology--academic and poetic, conversational and critical--the book consists of interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches on a widely-circulated ancient myth, story, history, and sacred law (ayaawux) focused on wo(men) co-habiting with bears where women defy dualistic gender roles and relations and interact with nature in a variety of adaptive or transgressive ways.
How do characters tell stories in plays and for what dramatic purpose? This volume provides the first systematic analysis of narrative episodes in drama from an interactional perspective, applying sociolinguistic theories of narrative and insights from conversation analysis to literary dialogue. The aim of the book is to show how narration can become drama and how analysis of the way a character tells a story can be the key to understanding its role in the unfolding action. The book s interactional approach, which analyses the way in which the characteristic features of everyday conversational stories are used by dramatists to create literary effects, offers an additional tool for dramatic criticism. The book should be of interest to scholars and students of narrative research, conversation and discourse analysis, stylistics, dramatic discourse and theatre studies. Winner of 2012 Esse Book Award for Language and Linguistics"