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  • Japanese Fairy Talesby Yei Theodora Ozaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent in Japanese Fairy Tales , a compilation of twenty-two favorite stories from the land of the rising sun. A fantastic selection of ghouls, goblins and ogres; sea serpents and sea kings; kindly animals and magic birds; demons and dragons; princes and princesses hide within these pages. Included are... more...

  • Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählenby Carsten Gansel; Dirk Vanderbeke

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The essays collected in this volume highlight the narrative as a phenomenon inherent in human nature. They examine the likely purpose of artistic and literary expression and its contribution to survival in an early human environment. They also consider the developing interest in shaping experience through the narrative, and investigate the consequent... more...

  • Defiant Maids and Stubborn Farmersby Donald J. Cosentino

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 30.00

    The domei is a popular narrative art form among the Mende people of Sierra Leone. more...

  • The Snow Lion's Turquoise Maneby Surya Das

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet ? most never before translated into English. These captivating stories, legends and yarns ? passed orally from teacher to student ? capture the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still-living oral tradition. Magical, whimsical, witty... more...

  • Legends of Vietnamby Nghia M. Vo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Legends are a mirror of the culture that creates them, a revealing lens through which to observe society, religion, history, and traditions. This volume explores Vietnamese legends from 1321 to today--tales of gods, spirits, ghosts, giants, extraordinary individuals, heroes, common people, and animals. It explains the mores, thought processes, and... more...

  • Legends of Japanby Hiroshi Naito; Masahiko Nishino

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    These twenty-two tales open to Western readers the world of fantasy in the legendary literature of Japan—a world of ogres, monkeys, goblins, and priests, of spell-casting and rescuing people. Rich in variety, Legends of Japan includes tales of the supernatural, magic, and deities, as well as tales of romance and intrigue. The vividness and esthetic... more...

  • The Story Bagby Kim So-un; Setsu Higashi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 10.95

    The Story Bag , a captivating collection of Korean folk tales compiled by the eminent Korean storyteller, Mr. Kim So-un , is sure to delight the hearts of all "children" between the ages of eight and eighty. Written with earthy wit and pathos, the tales unveil the inevitable foibles of people everywhere and expose the human-like qualities of animals... more...

  • Black Cats and Evil Eyesby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Presents a collection that investigates the origins of our old-fashioned superstitions. This title sets these superstitions in their historical context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. more...

  • Shenandoah Valley Folklifeby Scott Hamilton Suter

    University Press of Mississippi 1999; US$ 22.00

    Bordered by the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley forms a natural corridor to the western parts of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Early American settlers followed the valley as one of the first routes westward. In Shenandoah Valley Folklife, Scott Hamilton Suter documents the many peoples who have left their... more...

  • Great Smoky Mountains Folklifeby Michael Ann Williams

    University Press of Mississippi 1995; US$ 100.00

    The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions of all southern Appalachia, the folklife here has been uniquely shaped by historical events, including the Cherokee Removal of the 1830s... more...