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  • Magicby Owen Davies

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For this reason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed... more...

  • Malaysian Children's Favorite Storiesby Kay Lyons; Martin Loh

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Malaysian fairy tales and other folk stories?providing insight into a rich literary culture. Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories is collection of folk tales drawn from the rich treasure trove of legends and historical stories in the lush Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia.... more...

  • The Methods of the Gernet Classicists (RLE Myth)by Roland A. Champagne

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Gernet Centre was founded as a place where the structural method could be applied to the classics. ?Structuralists? attribute the survival, origin and function of myths to common crosscultural factors they identify as ?structures?. As this book, first published as The Structuralists on Myth in 1992 explains, these structures are bundles of information... more...

  • Narrative Performancesby Alexandra Georgakopoulou

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 165.00

    Conversational narratives provide valuable resources for the discursive construction and invoking of personal and sociocultural identities. As such, their sociolinguistic and cultural analysis constitute a high priority in the agenda of discourse studies. This book contributes to the growing line of discourse-analytic research on the dynamic relations... more...

  • NunsDrakka's Child and other Storiesby Hedley Griffin

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    This selection of short stories is aimed at children and is masterfully written by Hedley Griffin. Each story offers a spiritual and moral meaning. more...

  • Putting Folklore To Useby Michael Owen Jones

    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...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Scottish folk literature is characterised by a wide range of creative expression: story, song, play and proverb. This anthology, first published in 1984, provides an authoritative introduction to Scottish folk literature, and is unique in that it deals with all the genres intrinsic to Scottish tradition. Its selected texts offer an unusual and diverse... more...

  • Sie sind mitten unter unsby Bernd Harder

    Herder Verlag 2012; US$ 11.44

    Geister, Dämonen, Werwölfe und Vampire bevölkern immer mehr Filme, Bücher, Videos und Gruselhefte - und regen die dunklen Phantasien der Leser und Zuschauer an. Doch was die Wenigsten wissen: Auch bei Tageslicht finden sich zahlreiche Spuren dieser abgründigen Mythen. Wer weiß schon, dass es echte Vampire gibt? Dass renommierte Neurowissenschaftler... more...

  • Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore)by Loreto Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    '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...

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