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- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
These twenty-two tales open to Western readers the world of fantasy in the legendary literature of Japana 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University Press of Colorado 2013; 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
The folklore of the North East provides a rich tapestry for the tales within; from Celtic and Pictish origins meet witches, selkies, smugglers, fairies, monsters, despicable rogues, riddles and heroes. Tragic events, spellbinding characters, humour, romance and clever minds are bound together by two well-established storytellers living and working... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 22.00
Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation?from the field's history and major terms to theories and interpretive approaches. Living Folklore... more...