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  • Ireland's Birds ? Myths, Legends & Folkloreby Niall Mac Coitir; Gordon D?Arcy

    The Collins Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Birds have been part of our culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many legends and place names. Here Niall Mac Coitir provides a comprehensive look at the mythology, legends and folklore of Irish birds, both wild and domestic. He presents various aspects of bird folklore, such as fairy birds, birds of... more...

  • Überlieferungsgeschichtenby Rolf Wilhelm Brednich

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    R.W. Brednich, the principal editor of the Encyclopedia of the Fairy Tale and best-selling author of legendary tales, presents 26 cultural historical studies that specifically address medial aspects of the European tradition of songs, stories, and images from early modernity to the present time. As key examples of transmission, they... more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literatureby Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... more...

  • Storyteller's Samplerby Margaret MacDonald

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 45.00

    Ideal for educators and others who work with young children, these stories have been selected because they are easy for anyone to tell, even novices, and they readily engage listeners. Along with each tale, you'll find a profile of the "teller" who provides it, adding a cultural dimension to help you and your audiences better understand the context.... more...

  • The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)by Marcel Jousse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Die Rose: Geschichte und Symbolikby Matthias Jacob Schleiden

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 12.13

    ?Rose, wer dich nicht liebt ...? Sie ist die bedeutungsvollste und wohl beliebteste aller Blumen: Die Rose zieht die Menschheit seit Urzeiten in ihren Bann. Der Botaniker Matthias Jacob Schlei-den geht ihrer Geschichte und Symbolik auf den Grund. Mit zahlreichen Verweisen aus der Literatur in Form von Gedichten, Sprüchen und Liedern begibt er sich... more...

  • (K)Ein Monster unterm Bettby Sebastian Feldt

    tredition 2014; US$ 2.78

    Kinder wollen gerne die Welt erforschen und haben viele Fragen. Manch ein Erwachsener kommt ins Grübeln und findet nicht immer die passende Antwort. Dieses Buch kann helfen durch 19 Monster-Geschichten viele Fragen auf anschauliche Weise mit Witz und Humor zu erklären. Beim gemeinsamen Lesen und Entdecken kann die ganze Familie noch etwas lernen und... more...

  • Vampiresby Aubrey Sherman

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 16.99

    A thrilling treasury of vampire lore! Since the seventeenth century, people have been frightened, mesmerized, and fascinated by the terrifying tales of vampires. In this book, you'll uncover the history and mystery behind these bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Bosnian Lampir,... more...

  • Transylvanian Vampiresby Adriana Groza

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

    Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...