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- Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Chi Vu takes the central figure in a traditional Buddhist folktale, a deranged killer who wears his victims fingers in a garland around his neck, and turns him into a menacing abbatoir worker who carries bloody chunks of meat home to his lodgings in plastic bags, in this suburban Gothic tale set in 1980s Melbourne, when the flight of Vietnamese... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95
Drawing on his work in Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, North America, Ghana, and Fiji, linguistic anthropologist and folklorist Richard Bauman presents a series of ethnographic case studies that offer a sparkling look at intertextuality as communicative practice. A fascinating perspective on intertextuality: the idea that written and spoken texts speak... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 118.00
Historical records of charms, the verbal element of vernacular magic, date back at least as far as the late middle ages, and charming has continued to be practiced until recently in most parts of Europe. And yet, the topic has received only scattered scholarly attention to date. By bringing together many of the leading authorities on charms and charming... more...
- Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99
In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of Urban Legends suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but by striving to understand their underlying meanings we begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world. To understand folklore and therefore the realm of the Urban Legend... more...
- Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 63.95
Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 300.00
Selects and annotates a vast array of folktales from around the world. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00
Provides a comprehensive history of mythical animals, creatures, and monsters. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 300.00
Hundreds of alphabetically entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and other topics survey folk and fairy tales from around the world. more...