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  • Fairy Tales Reimaginedby Susan Redington Bobby

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Although readers and filmgoers are strongly familiar with Disney's sanitized child-centric fairy tales, they are quick to catch on to reworkings of classic tales into a contemporary context. The rise is such retellings seems to indicate that readers are hungry for a new narrative, one that hearkens back to the old yet moves the storyline forward... more...

  • Ceredigion Folk Talesby Peter Stevenson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    Ceredigion is a land shaped by mythology, where mermaids and magic mix with humans and where ordinary people achieveextraordinary things. This is a captivating collection of traditional and modern stories, including the submerged city of Cantre?r Gwaelod, or the ?Welsh Atlantis?, how the Devil came to build a bridge over the Rheidol, the elephant that... more...

  • Lancashire Folk Talesby David England; Jennie Ruth Bailey

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain?s most diverse counties are vividly retold by writer, storyteller and poe t Jennie Bailey and storyteller, writer,psychotherapist and shamanic guide David England.Take a fantasy journey around Lancashire, the Phantom Voice at Southport, the Leprechauns of Liverpool and the famous hanging... more...

  • Cambridgeshire Folk Talesby Maureen James

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    Modern-day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the university city and the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire Isle of Ely, each district has its own identity and its own stories.Explore the antics of the inhabitants of the past, including Hereward the Saxon hero; the Fenland giant Tom Hickathrift;... more...

  • Louth Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    Catch a glimpse of the spirit of Ireland in the entertaining company of professional storyteller Doreen McBride as she recounts the local tales, ancient and modern, of County Louth. You will hear of the doomed love of Lassara and her harpist who haunt the waters of Carlingford Lough, of the origin of the River Boyne and of the jumping church at Kildemock.... more...

  • Speak, Bird, Speak Againby Ibrahim Muhawi; Sharif Kanaana

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Were it simply a collection of fascinating, previously unpublished folktales, Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales would merit praise and attention because of its cultural rather than political approach to Palestinian studies. But it is much more than this. By combining their respective expertise in English literature and anthropology,... more...

  • American Regional Folkloreby Terry Ann Mood-Leopold

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    A guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and an annotated bibliography. It covers library research, including how to locate a library suitable for folklore research, how to understand a library's resources, and how to construct a research strategy. more...

  • Folkloreby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 175.00

    A comprehensive two-volume reference set providing an overview of the study of folkore, this text comprises over 200 articles contributed by European and North American scholars. more...

  • Oral Traditions of Anutaby Richard Feinberg

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 174.99 US$ 150.49

    Feinberg compiles historical narratives from the island of Anuta, an isolated and largely traditional community in the eastern Solomon Islands. He includes both the original texts and the translations, and his annotations provide essential ethnographic and historical context that clarify linguistic and cultural issues. more...

  • Storytrackingby Sam D. Gill

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Storytracking is a work of theory and application. It is both a study of history and culture and the academic issues accompanying the interpretation and observation of other peoples. Sam Gill writes about Central Australia, but, more importantly, he writes about the business of trying to live responsibly and decisively in a postmodern world faced... more...