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Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Scyllaby Marianne Govers Hopman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

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

  • English Folktalesby Dan Keding; Amy Douglas

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • Red Swanby John Bierhorst

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1976; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Imagined Statesby Luisa Del Giudice

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    An international ensemble of folklore scholars looks at varied ways in which national and ethnic groups have traditionally and creatively used imagined states of existence-some idealizations, some demonizations-in the construction of identities for themselves and for others. Drawing on oral traditions, especially as represented in traditional ballads,... 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...

  • So They Understandby William Schneider

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    Illustrated with numerous stories collected from Alaska, the Yukon, and South Africa and further enlivened by the author's accessible style and experiences as a longtime oral historian and archivist, So They Understand is a comprehensive study of the special challenges and concerns involved in documenting, representing, preserving, and interpreting... more...

  • The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publicsby Karin Barber

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thought-provoking study of the relationship between verbal and oral texts and their role in society. more...

  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [Three Volumes]by Donald Haase

    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...