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Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

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  • Storytelling in a Liminal Timeby Dr Boria Sax

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    This e-book discusses the increased emphasis on storytelling in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. In the post-industrial world, storytelling is again assuming the central role it had in pre-industrial times imposing structure on the chaos of experience. more...

  • Cultural Heritages as Reflexive Traditionsby Professor Ullrich Kockel; Professor Máiréad Nic Craith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    Drawing on anthropological fieldwork, this book presents case studies illustrating the re-conceptualization of heritages and traditions in selected locations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. The authors review the importance of oral traditions as markers of identity and consider competing narratives of heritage in postcolonial societies. more...

  • Magical Tales of the Forest (ePub)by Kerrie Erwin

    White Feather Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    Professional psychic medium Kerrie Erwin’s 'Magical Tales of the Forest' is for the young and the young at heart. The characters come to life and dance across the page with joy and delight in the three tales. Tale one involves the elemental spirits of our world and the struggle between the forces of light and darkness. The highly spirited... more...

  • Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählenby Carsten Gansel; Dirk Vanderbeke

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 145.96

    The essays collected in this volume highlight the narrative as a phenomenon inherent in human nature. They examine the likely purpose of artistic and literary expression and its contribution to survival in an early human environment. They also consider the developing interest in shaping experience through the narrative, and investigate... more...

  • Contemporary Legendby Gillian Bennett; Paul Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Traditional Storytelling Todayby Margaret Read MacDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 210.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Cultureby Gail de Vos

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 45.00

    What do ghost hunting, legend tripping, and legendary monsters have in common with email hoaxes, chain letters, and horror movies? In this follow-up to Libraries Unlimited's Tales, Rumors, and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7?12 , author Gail de Vos revisits popular urban legends, and examines the impact of media?online,... 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...

  • 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...

  • In Search of the Swan Maidenby Barbara Fass Leavy

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 27.00

    In her compendious study, [of the folktale of the runaway wife] Leavy argues that the contradictory claims of nature and culture are embodied in the legendary figure of the swan maiden, a woman torn between the human and bestial worlds. -- The New York Times Book Review This is a study of the meaning of gender as framed by the swan maiden tale,... more...