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Dimensions:
198 × 129 × 12 mm
184 pages
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781780238425
Illustrations:
95 illustrations
Published:
01 Aug 2017

Crow Boria Sax

This classic Reaktion title, now available in B-format, is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives in myth, literature and life. It ranges from the raven sent out by Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, to Taoist legends, Victorian novels and contemporary films. It will be of interest to anyone who has ever been intrigued, puzzled, annoyed or charmed by these wonderfully intelligent birds.

Boria Sax is lecturer in literature in the graduate programme of Mercy College, New York, as well as at Sing Sing and Taconic Prisons. He has published over 15 books which have been translated into many languages. These include Crow (Reaktion, 2003), City of Ravens: The Extraordinary History of London, its Tower and its Famous Ravens (2012), Imaginary Animals (Reaktion, 2013) and Lizard (Reaktion, 2017).

Introduction
1. Mesopotamia
2. Egypt, Greece and Rome
3. The European Middle Ages and Renaissance
4. Asia
5. Native American Culture
6. The Romantic Era
7. Lord of the Crows
8. The Twentieth Century and Beyond
Timeline
References
Bibliography
Websites
Associations
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index