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Best Persephone Books Worth Your Attention

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1. Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean (Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture) (2007)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionDrawing upon the latest research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, Finding Persephone investigates the ways in which the religious lives and ritual practices of women in Greek and Roman antiquity helped shape their social and civic identity. Barred from participating in many public arenas, women asserted their presence by performing rituals at festivals and presiding over rites associated with life passages and healing. The essays in this lively and timely volume reveal…
Author(s): Maryline Parca, Angeliki Tzanetou

2. Bless Me, Ultima (1976)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionFrom Wikipedia: Rudolfo Anaya (born October 30, 1937) is an Mexican-American author. Best known for his 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima, Anaya is considered one of the founders of the canon of contemporary Chicano literature.[1] ~ Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya was born in the rural village of Pastura, New Mexico, to Martin and Rafaelita Anaya.[2] His father came from a family of cattle workers and sheepherders, and his mother’s family were farmers.[3] Anaya was the fifth of their seven children together; he also had three half-siblings from his parents’ previous marriages.[4] When Anaya was a small child, his…
Author(s): Rudolfo A. Anaya

3. The Secret Love of Hades and Persephone (2019)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionL. E. STARDUST retells the legendary greek story with fresh eyes. Many people who know about the Greek Gods, know about the story of the kidnapping of the Spring Goddess by the King of the Underworld. However, was that what really happened? Who is the real Hades and what is the Underworld like? Was Persephone truly kidnapped as the mythology in history explains? The Secret Love of Hades and Persephone gives a different perspective on the ancient tale that many fans and worshippers of the Greek/Roman Pantheon had heard so much about. ( This version of the book is a 5.5x 8.5 format with size 11 font.)…
Author(s): L. E. STARDUST

4. Persephone: The Daughters of Zeus, Book One (2015)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionThe Daughters of Zeus, Book OneOne day Persephone is an ordinary high school junior working at her mom’s flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she’s fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that she’s a bonafide goddess-a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring.There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she’s automatically married to him. It’s the only way he can keep her safe. Older, wiser, and far more powerful than…
Author(s): Kaitlin Bevis

5. Queen of the Sacred Way: A Devotional Anthology In Honor of Persephone (2012)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionShe is the Young Grain, Daughter of the Harvest Queen She is the Iron Queen, Beloved of the Underworld She is the Great Revelation, the Secret of the Mysteries She is Persephone. Known today primarily as the Spring Maiden, ancient peoples knew her as so much more. It was Persephone they called upon to watch over their marriages, and guard their unmarried daughters. It was Persephone they called upon to curse their enemies and avenge injustices. It was Persephone who offered them a peaceful afterlife through the revelation of her great Mysteries at Eleusis. Today, we are rediscovering the complicated, complex nature of this…
Author(s): Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Melitta Benu

6. Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl (1972)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionAnne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl [mass_market] Anne Frank,B. M. Mooyaart [Jan 01, 1972] ……
Author(s): Anne Frank, B. M. Mooyaart

7. The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone (Flames of Olympos) (Volume 1) (2017)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionThe life of a virgin goddess might suit Artemis or Athena, but Persephone, daughter of Zeus, wants no part of it. While the rest of the immortals cavort, she grows restless in the shadow of Olympos. Rules, rules. Always the rules. Her mother’s edict forbids her the company of any male god. She can’t speak to them, can’t look at them. Can’t even attend the Olympian feasts. As far as Demeter knows, her daughter remains a maiden. But Persephone leads a double life. She finds her affection elsewhere, and in plentiful supply. If only the sons of Man made her happy. If only she could put a name to this…
Author(s): Eris Adderly

8. Seeking Persephone (2011)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionWhen Persephone Lancaster receives a marriage proposal from the ill-tempered Duke of Kielder, she refuses, and then reconsiders. The obscene sum of money he’s offering Persephone would save her family from ruin. With her characteristic optimism, she travels to the far reaches of Northumberland to wed a greatly feared stranger. Lodged deep in a thick forest infested with wild dogs, the Duke’s castle is as cold and forbidding as the Duke himself, a man with terrible scars on his body and his soul. But the Duke’s steely determination to protect his heart at all costs is…
Author(s): Sarah M. Eden

9. Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (2018)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionNow with an updated preface from the author celebrating this groundbreaking and increasingly relevant book. Nautilus Award WinnerThis revelatory manifesto speaks to the heroine in every woman and man, offering potent strategies drawn from ancient Greek wisdom that can help us find happiness even in today’s unfinished social revolution. Four archetypal plotlines—two feminine, two masculine—chart this path toward greater life satisfaction.In this empowering work, Carol S. Pearson, the bestselling author of The Hero Within and Awakening the Heroes Within, reveals how the Demeter and Persephone…
Author(s): Carol S. Pearson

10. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1964)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionClassic Literature, Literary Studies…
Author(s): James Joyce

11. Pagan Portals – Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power (2020)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionEmbark upon a powerful journey with Persephone, Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring, as she helps you to discover your personal power and take control of your life. 'There is something for everyone in this book, which will be of interest to long-standing devotees of Persephone as well as those feeling newly-called to work with this powerful Goddess who helps us to walk a path of empowerment.' Jhenah Telyndru, founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon and author of Rhiannon: Great Queen of the Celtic Britons…
Author(s): Robin Corak

12. Olympian Confessions: Hades & Persephone (2017)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionPersephone is a goddess without a title even though her relatives include the Lord of Light, Goddess of Wisdom, and the Queen of the Gods.She’s only known as the daughter of her mother, something that leaves her feeling frustrated. She longs to escape Mount Olympus to discover who she truly is.Hades is the god of the Underworld, and when family obligations force him to attend a festival, he sees Persephone and knows what he’s looking at: a vibrant young goddess aching to break free.So begins an unlikely and tentative friendship that allows Persephone to cultivate her curiosity and blossom as a goddess in her own right. The two escape to…
Author(s): Erin Kinsella

13. Seven Pomegranate Seeds (2018)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionHer light reached into the pits of darkness in which he dwelled with pleading souls, pouring through the fault in the ground like liquid gold. It was a lively aura that brought him to crawl straight from the depths of the Underworld. The moment he saw her smile that lit up Hell itself, he knew he forever wanted to be engulfed in its warmth. A warmth he hadn’t felt in hundreds of years.The God of the Underworld had fallen for a damsel, one that was far too sweet for him. But that wouldn’t stop him on his quest to take a bite of forbidden fruit, and neither would…
Author(s): Jasmine Garcia

14. Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece (1997)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionA New York Times Notable Book of the Year"Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written." –The New York Review of Books"I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint."  So begins Patricia Storace’s astonishing memoir of her year in Greece. Mixing affection with detachment, rapture with clarity, this American poet perfectly evokes a country delicately balanced between East and West.Whether she is interpreting Hellenic dream books, pop songs, and soap operas, describing breathtakingly beautiful…
Author(s): Patricia Storace

15. The Teachings of Don Juan a Yaqui Way of Knowledge (1968)

Best Persephone Books Worth Your AttentionThe teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a “man of knowledge” — the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan. “For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly.” — Don Juan…
Author(s): CASTANED

The latest Tweets from Persephone Books (@PersephoneBooks). Publisher of reprints of (once) neglected women writers, all 130 books intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written – and wonderful to look at. London The country is holding its breath, waiting to see if our very own version of Trump can be stopped in his tracks; and waiting to see if any genuine progress can be made about the climate crisis: we are closing the shop this Friday September 20th as part of the Global Climate Strike. Welcome Order Online. Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. All of our 132 books are intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written and are chosen to appeal to busy people wanting titles that are neither too literary nor too commercial. Persephone Books ist ein 1999 von der Autorin Nicola Beauman gegründeter unabhängiger Buchverlag in Bloomsbury, London. Der Verlag ist spezialisiert auf den Nachdruck von ehemals populären, aber mittlerweile in Vergessenheit geratenen Werken von Autorinnen aus der Mitte des 20.

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Post-feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television: The Persephone Complex

Author(s): Alison Horbury
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 909 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1481953

Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within

Author(s): Carol S. Pearson
Publisher: HarperElixir, Year: 2015, Size: 839 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2211587

African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States

Author(s): Persephone Braham
Publisher: University of Delaware Press, Year: 2014, Size: 56 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1637272

Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece

Author(s): Patricia Storace
Publisher: Vintage, Year: 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 765944

The Lost Girls: Demeter-Persephone and the Literary Imagination, 1850-1930. (Textxet Studies in Comparative Literature)

Author(s): Andrew Radford
Publisher: , Year: 2007, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 518603

The lost girls : Demeter-Persephone and the literary imagination, 1850-1930

Author(s): Demeter.; (Greek deity) Demeter; Persephone.; Radford, Andrew D.; (Greek deity) Demeter
Publisher: Rodopi, Year: 2007, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1432648

Averno: Poems

Author(s): (Greek deity) Persephone; Glück, Louise
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Year: 2007, Size: 95 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1440564

Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage, A Greek Myth (Graphic Universe)

Author(s): Steve Kurth, Barbara Schultz
Publisher: , Year: 2006, Size: 28 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 416988

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