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Jackson-Laufer, Guida M. (Guida Myrl)

Overview
Works: 16 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 5,840 library holdings
Genres: Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Genealogy  Registers (Lists)  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D107, 920.72
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Most widely held works by Guida M Jackson-Laufer
Women who ruled by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features more than 270 women rulers from the dawn of history to the present day
Encyclopedia of traditional epics by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive reference work published on epics from cultures worldwide. Jackson is a lecturer in the English Foundations Department at the University of Houston. She defines epic as "a long narrative poem of grand scope, style, and theme that recounts the fantastic exploits of a legendary or historical figure or figures endowed with superhuman might and . . . epitomizes the character or ideals of a certain race, tribe, or nationality." The scope of Traditional Epics includes both oral or folk epics and epics in literary form evolved from oral tradition. Traditional Epics consists of approximately 1,500 entries on specific epics and epic cycles (Fenian Cycle, Beowulf), names of individuals (Hiawatha, Sinbad the Sailor), places (Asgard, Valhalla), and objects (Trojan Horse, Grail). The length of entries ranges from a few lines identifying a character (e.g., Minerva--"the Roman Goddess of handicrafts") to several pages devoted to major epics and concepts. Longer articles on the most important epics typically include the origin of the legend, when and where it was collected (including definitive collections), principal figures, analysis of the poetic pattern, relationship to historical characters and events, means of transmission, and a summary of the epic's content, often listed by chapter. Articles include parenthetical references to sources listed in a bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia. An examination of the geographic origins of the epics reveals the multicultural approach for which the work is valuable. Readers would expect to find entries for the best-known epics from the ancient world (Aeneid, Gilgamesh) and medieval Europe (Arthurian Legend); they will not be disappointed. They will also find entries for less familiar, but no less fascinating, epics from the Philippines (Hudhud), Hawaii (Pele), Vietnam (Lac Long Quang and Au Co), and American Indian groups such as the Brule Sioux (Uncegila's Seventh Spot). Appendixes list epics chronologically and geographically. Seventy black-and-white illustrations include photographs of art objects, pages from illustrated manuscripts, and contemporary depictions of epics. One of the most useful features of the Encyclopedia of Traditional Epics is its discussion of motifs that appear in epics worldwide, such as Flood, Hubris, and Abduction. These articles discuss the concept before proceeding to examples from different cultures. For example, Abandonment discusses Sargon I, Moses, Siegfried of the Norse legends, a Seneca myth, and the hero twins of the Maya Popol Vuh. Despite Jackson's attention to detail, the entries are written lucidly enough to be understood and enjoyed by the nonspecialist
Women rulers throughout the ages : an illustrated guide by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women Rulers throughout the Ages is based on the author's award-winning Women Who Ruled. Many entries have been substantially revised, expanded, and updated, and more than 200 new entries have been added, covering individuals who came to power in the past decade, along with recently unearthed information about little-known rulers in Africa, the Middle East, and Central America
Encyclopedia of literary epics by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Encyclopedia of Literary Epics, Jackson not only analyzes the monumental works that are the cornerstones of the Western literary canon - from Vergil's Aeneid, the first of the great literary epics of Europe - to twentieth-century works such as Ezra Pound's The Cantos and The Bridge by Hart Crane. She also brings to light hundreds of less familiar poems from both the Western tradition and cultures around the world, including the Swahili Al-Inkishafi, which describes the passing of the Arab citadels along the East African coast, and Pablo Neruda's Canto General, which American poet Robert Bly labeled "the greatest long poem written on the American continent since Leaves of Grass."
Traditional epics : a literary companion by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passing through by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fall from innocence : memoirs of the Great Depression( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women leaders of Europe and the Western Hemisphere : a biographical reference by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women leaders of Africa, Asia, Middle East and Pacific : a biographical reference by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage Books archives by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents genealogical information on the Southern Bensons, Dicksons, and Scruggs as well as many other related families. Several wills, letters, news items and other documents are reproduced, as are parts of pertinent census and tax records. Also included are the Civil War Memoirs of Lt. Peru Hardy Benson, Co. 1, 23rd Arkansas Infantry, and J.J. Dunkle's 1869 List of "The Immortal Six Hundred" Prisoners of War
Cybergasm : a silly tale of holy war by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body in the smokehouse by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of cultures in crisis : paradigm for postmodern literature, a survey of West African and Latin American literature by Guida M Jackson-Laufer( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Heart to hearth : letters from women around the world( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jackson, Guida

Jackson, Guida M.

Jackson, Guida Miller

Jackson, Guida Myrl

Jackson, Guida Myrl Miller

Jackson-Laufer, Guida M.

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Laufer Guida Myrl Jackson-

Miller, Guida Myrl.

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English (63)

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Encyclopedia of traditional epicsWomen rulers throughout the ages : an illustrated guideEncyclopedia of literary epicsTraditional epics : a literary companionWomen leaders of Europe and the Western Hemisphere : a biographical referenceWomen leaders of Africa, Asia, Middle East and Pacific : a biographical referenceCybergasm : a silly tale of holy war