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  • Dublin Urban Legendsby Brendan Nolan

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Who stole the Irish crown jewels? Is there a secret tunnel in O'Connell Street? And did the word 'quiz' originate in Dublin as the result of a bet? Urban legends are the funny and frightening folklore people share today. Just like the early folk tales that came before them, these tales are formed from reactions to events in the modern world, and reflect... more...

  • The Dynamics of Folkloreby Barre Toelken

    University Press of Colorado 1996; US$ 20.00

    One of the most comprehensive and widely praised introductions to folklore ever written. Toelken's discussion of the history and meaning of folklore is delivered in straightforward language, easily understood definitions, and a wealth of insightful and entertaining examples. Toelken emphasizes dynamism and variety in the vast array of folk expressions... more...

  • Edi Colore, der Farbenvampirby Jacqueline Kauer; Daniel Kauer

    KaleaBook 2013; US$ 13.99

    Lust auf Farbe? Lust auf Kreativität? Edi Colore, der Farbenvampir, nimmt dich mit auf eine spannende, bunte und kreative Reise in die Welt der Farben. Erfahre alles über den coolen Edi und seine farbenfrohen Ideen und lass dich von ihm inspirieren, deine eigenen Kunstwerke zu malen. Tauche ein in ein buntes Abenteuer. Tolle Tipps und viel Wissenswertes... more...

  • The Egg Polisher and Other Talesby F. Ayuninjam

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    This collection represents, in substance and style, folk tradition in the North-West Region of Cameroon. Contained herein is a sampling of various human emotions, parental concerns, and societal conflicts: emotional insecurity, deceit, obstinacy, power and control, trickery, malevolence, greed, jealousy, and more. The stylistic representation is reflected... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 75.00

    Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the Greek nymph Aba to the shy Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the... more...

  • English Fairy Tales & Legendsby Rosalind Kerven

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 5.76

    Many people in England have little knowledge of genuine 'English' fairy tales. The stories that many of us grew up with are from overseas: for example Snow White is German, Cinderella is French and Aladdin is Arabian. But folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture and the author has revived our best tales for a new generation... more...

  • A Faerie Treasuryby Jacky Newcomb; Alicen Geddes-Ward

    Hay House 2007; US$ 14.95

    The ultimate guide to all things faerie from the UK's leading faerie and angel experts. This unique compendium tells you everything you ever wanted to know about faeries. Here you'll find a wealth of facts, real-life faerie stories, tips, advice, faerie inspiration and background information. Find out the hierarchy of faerie, their culture,... more...

  • Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Taleby Jack Zipes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    " Explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late seventeenth century. In his examinations of key classical fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning discoveries that reveal their ideological relationship to domination and oppression. Tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and... more...

  • Favorite Folktales from Around the Worldby Jane Yolen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.95

    Here between two covers you will find an inexhaustible source of delight for children and adults alike: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen. Over 150 tales are compiled from Iceland to Syria, Cuba to Papua. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library more...

  • Feminist Traditions in Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narrativesby Hasna Lebbady

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book introduces seven Andalusi-Moroccan women's tales, analyzes them from literary theoretical perspectives, and reveals them to be vitally feminist. These tales were collected in Tetouan in northern Morocco and few have ever been translated into English. The protagonists, typically Muslim women, come across as being particularly eloquent... more...

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