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  • Northumberland Folk Talesby Malcolm Green

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales are vividly retold by local storyteller Malcolm Green. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Northumberland reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Discover the places in the Northumberland landscape where dragons walked, horses flew and fairy folk... more...

  • Western Isles Folk Talesby Ian Stephen

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Western Isles Folk Tales is a comprehensive collection of stories from the geographical span of the long chain of islands known as The Outer Hebrides. Some are well-known tales and some have been collected by the author but all are retold in the natural voice of a local man. You will find selkies and water-horses and encounter the blue-men of the... more...

  • Wrexham County Folk Talesby Fiona Collins

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, which this collection of tales traditionally handed down through the generations by word of mouth illustrate. They include local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Fluent in both the languages of Wales, the author has collected... more...

  • An Anthology of American Folktales and Legendsby Frank de Caro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 158.00

    For folklorists, students, as well as general readers, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It offers an amazing variety of American legend and lore - everything from Appalachian Jack tales, African American folklore, riddles, trickster tales, tall tales, tales of the supernatural, legends of... more...

  • Zombies and Sexualityby Shaka McGlotten; Steve Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Since the early 2000s, zombies have increasingly swarmed the landscape of popular culture, with ever more diverse representations of the undead being imagined. A growing number of zombie narratives have introduced sexual themes, endowing the living dead with their own sexual identity. The unpleasant idea of the sexual zombie is itself provocative,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]by Jonathan Lee; Kathleen Nadeau

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 292.00

    This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. more...

  • An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Artsby Terence A. Lancashire

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits, or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of Buddhist teachings. Terence Lancashire provides a valuable... more...

  • Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroonby Comfort Ashu

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.95

    In the olden days, after a day?s work in the farms, chil?dren and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, com?pound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy by joining in... more...

  • Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Islandby Julie V. Watson; John C. Watson

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 9.99

    Swathed in mist and surrounded by the secretive sea, P.E.I. is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible, even the supernatural. 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...