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  • Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)by Zinta Konrad

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)by Dana Prescott Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore)by Herbert Halpert; J.D.A. Widdowson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 230.00

    This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in... more...

  • 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...

  • Folktales Retoldby Amie A. Doughty

    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...

  • Wir Untote!by Markus Metz; Georg Seeßlen

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2013; US$ 19.08

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  • Storytellingby Josepha Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories... more...

  • The Japanese Fairy Bookby Yei Theodora Ozaki

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Folk Legends from Tonoby Yanagita Kunio; Sasaki Kizen; Ronald A. Morse

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.99

    Boldly illustrated and superbly translated, Folk Legends from Tono captures the spirit of Japanese peasant culture undergoing rapid transformation into the modern era. This is the first time these 299 tales have been published in English. Morse?s insightful interpretation of the tales, his rich cultural annotations, and the evocative original... 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...