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- De Gruyter 1898; US$ 126.78
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange... more...
- Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 19.99
There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world?s leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores the ways in which oral traditions have served to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa. From the time colonial forces... more...
- Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 4.99
To many Native American cultures, songs and stories are dramatic enactments of reality, and words bring reality into existence. In this chapter from his award-winning book, The Anguish of Snails , Toelken thoughtfully approaches a number of stories from Native American traditions, discussing how narratives can be touchstones of shared values among... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
Essays by thirteen folklorists explore applications in such areas as museums, aiding the homeless, environmental planning, art therapy, designing public spaces, organizing development, tourism, the public sector, aging, and creating an occupation's image." more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.50
This book, first published in 1994, sets ?repertoire against raconteur? in order to explore one of the world?s largest collections of folk literature. The author?s findings, and his creative and synthetic methodologies, enhance greatly our understanding of the world of the legend, and especially the basic question of ?Who tells what to whom in the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an English translation facing the original Pidgin text.... more...