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  • Chinese Folktales: An Anthologyby Yin-Lien C. Chin; Yetta S. Center; Mildred Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Flows with the naturalness of conversation". -- The Small Press Book Review "Translated with simplicity and lucidity". -- The Book Reader "This collection of twelve traditional tales from various parts of China in different time periods represents a popular choice and one sure to be well-received". -- Religious Studies Review more...

  • Encyclopedia of American Folklifeby Simon J Bronner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that... 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...

  • The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)by Marcel Jousse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse?s crucially important work, Le style oral . As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication and influenced the work of many. In this book, Jousse... more...

  • 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...

  • Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore)by Christine Goldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The central tale studied in Turandot?s Sisters , first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests are examined to see what motifs from the tales are... more...

  • Interpreting Legend (RLE Folklore)by Timothy R. Tangherlini

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book, first published in 1994, sets ?repertoire against raconteur? in order to explore one of the world?s largest collections of folk literature. The author?s findings, and his creative and synthetic methodologies, enhance greatly our understanding of the world of the legend, and especially the basic question of ?Who tells what to whom in the... more...

  • Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore)by Loreto Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an English translation facing the original Pidgin text.... more...

  • Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Scottish folk literature is characterised by a wide range of creative expression: story, song, play and proverb. This anthology, first published in 1984, provides an authoritative introduction to Scottish folk literature, and is unique in that it deals with all the genres intrinsic to Scottish tradition. Its selected texts offer an unusual and diverse... more...