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The Song of Prince Igor By Robert Mann
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An updated English translation of the 12th-century Russian epic known as the Igor Tale. The translation is accompanied by a commentary that focuses on the folkloric underpinnings of the tale,... More > including wedding songs, epic ballads and incantations to the saints. The text of the Igor Tale is followed by English translations of the Hypatian Chronicle account of Igor's campaign and by two translated versions of a later epic composition about the Kulikovo Battle (1380). Mann's major thesis is that the Igor Tale arose as an oral epic song, not as a poem composed in writing. He points to evidence suggesting that the Igor Tale was not written down until the 13th century.< Less
Where the Ice Never Melts By Robert Mann
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An Inuit boy and his American friend embark on a rescue mission to save the American boy's father. It is the twenty-second century. Global warming, the Great Arctic Oil Disaster, rising ocean levels,... More > and a worldwide epidemic have taken a heavy toll. Criminal cartels compete for control of world energy resources and have taken hostage the American boy's father, an engineer whose company has invented an amazing new energy source: "solar wire." The boys' journey takes them from Nunavut to South Florida. They are assisted by an Amish family, relatives of the inventor of the solar wire. This futuristic, multicultural, "green" novel was written primarily for young readers.< Less
A Bunch of Stories By Robert Mann
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A collection of zany short stories. Several focus on ecological problems and preservation of our natural environment. Others are imaginative fantasies. These tales take you to the North Pole, a... More > faraway planet, the Arctic tundra, a middle school classroom, the Jerry Springer Show, Walmart and other romantic places. Far out.< Less