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  • Sacred Wellsby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 31.95

    Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years.The book is illustrated with... more...

  • Latino American Folktalesby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 70.00

    Assembles a wide range of Latino American folktales, each introduced by an explanatory headnote. more...

  • Folktales of Egyptby Hasan M. El-Shamy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In this book Hasan M. El-Shamy has gathered the first authentic new collection of modern Egyptian folk narratives to appear in nearly a century. El-Shamy's English translations of these orally presented stories not only preserve their spirit, but give Middle Eastern lore the scholarly attention it has long deserved. "This collection of seventy recently... more...

  • Children's Folkloreby Elizabeth Tucker

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    Offers students and general readers an introduction to children's folklore. more...

  • The Oral Tradition of the Baganda of Ugandaby Immaculate N. Kizza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    The Baganda people of Uganda enjoy an extraordinarily rich oral tradition, which serves as a window into their cultural milieu, history, and experiences as a people. This comprehensive, multi-genre work is both a study of the Baganda people's oral literature, framed within the broader contexts of the African oral tradition genre, modern African... more...

  • Feminist Traditions in Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narrativesby Hasna Lebbady

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book introduces seven Andalusi-Moroccan women's tales, analyzes them from literary theoretical perspectives, and reveals them to be vitally feminist. These tales were collected in Tetouan in northern Morocco and few have ever been translated into English. The protagonists, typically Muslim women, come across as being particularly eloquent... more...

  • King Brown Countryby Russell Skelton

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 31.81

    Award-winning journalist Russell Skelton presents a devastatingly revealing portrait of Papunya, a Western Desert community that once showed such promise, now a community in severe crisis. more...

  • Southern Appalachian Storytellersby Saundra Gerrell Kelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    To be from Appalachia--to be at home there and to love it passionately--informs the narratives of each of the sixteen storytellers featured in this work. Their stories are rich in the lore of the past, deeply influenced by family, especially their grandparents, and the ancient mountains they saw every day of their lives as they were growing up. more...

  • Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art,by Ph.D. Charlie T. McCormick; Kimberly A. Kennedy-White

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 280.00

    Folklore plays an instrumental role in defining the identity of every culture in the world. While great diversity exists among folklore across different nationalities and geographic areas, folklore concepts and recurring themes are surprisingly consistent across human civilization, such as the striking similarities in animal-character based folk stories.| more...

  • The Vampire Bookby

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 19.99

    Vampires have always fascinated and frightened, and now their reach goes beyond horror-flick fans. Teens the world over have fallen under the spell of these mysterious, blood-sucking, and oh-so-alluring beings! From Buffy to Twilight, vampire fans have gotten smarter and savvier, and this is the book for them. Learn how vampires live, how they... more...