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Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

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  • English Folktalesby Dan Keding; Amy Douglas

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 56.00

    This enchanting collection of traditional English folktales reflects the depth and diversity of the folk heritage of Britain, and illustrates the ties between stories, land, and people. The editors present an enticing assortment of more than 50 tales, gathered from practicing storytellers and organized into sections based on broad themes—The Fool... more...

  • Suchen - Verführungby

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 377.00

    Collected volume of studies on the stage representation of Jews in European theatre between 1830 and 1940. The way in which Jews are represented on the stage stretches between the poles of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism on the one side and Jewish renaissance and Zionism on the other. The individual studies all consider the boundary conditions given... more...

  • SPEAKING OUTby Linde Zingaro

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    Many professionals in health, education, and community service roles are caught in a particular bind of identity—they live in a complex social borderland of credibility and professional authority while experiencing or having experienced the same discrimination, violence or trauma that they are committed to conquering. For some, the disclosure... more...

  • Red Swanby John Bierhorst

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1976; US$ 7.99

    The best of the American Indian myths are works of art, blending form and content into an organic whole in which the great themes of human experience are interwoven much as they are in a memorable short story or novella.  But if the underlying themes are similar, the metaphorical and narrative conventions are vastly different; and it is this aesthetic... more...

  • Scyllaby Marianne Govers Hopman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Uses the example of a famous sea-monster from Greek myth to offer a new way of understanding mythical symbols. more...

  • The Story Biz Handbookby Dianne De Las Casas

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    This dynamite book merges the yin and yang of storytelling and business. Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling career. more...

  • Urban Legendsby Nick Harding

    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...

  • Why Fairy Tales Stickby Jack Zipes

    Routledge 2006; US$ 26.95

    Explores the question of why some fairy tales ''work'' and others don't, why the fairy tale is capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. This book looks at fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications. It contains the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales. more...

  • Dictionary of Plant Loreby D.C. Watts

    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...

  • The Greenwood Library of World Folktales [Four Volumes]by Thomas A. Green

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 300.00

    Selects and annotates a vast array of folktales from around the world. more...