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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00
The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for he does not fit into any neat categories or definitions.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00
Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional development of folkloristics in the Soviet Union in the... more...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00
Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 14.99
This compilation of twenty-one favorite fairy tales introduces the rich world of Japanese fantasy, a world of ghouls, goblins, and ogres; sea serpents and sea kings; kindly animals and magic birds; demons and dragons; princes and princesses. In "My Lord Bag of Rice" goldfish dancers and carp musicians delight the brave warrior Hidesato; in "The Mirror... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2016; US$ 33.56
In the Brothers Grimm tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses they escape from the room they are locked in to dance all through each night. Using this as a metaphor for the possibility of subversion and autonomy in FE teaching, twelve practitioners suggest professional development that will culminate in a collective, celebratory result. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
First published in 1887, after it became apparent that many of the same folktales were told in different countries and even on different continents, this volume attempts to uncover the origins, similarities and variations of works of early literature and collections of folktales. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 292.00
Equally instructive and intriguing, the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife provides an illuminating overview of Asian American folklore as a way of life. Surveying the histories, peoples, and cultures of numerous Asian American ethnic and cultural groups, the work covers everything from ancient Asian folklore, folktales, and folk... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 15.95
A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kante, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation... more...