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Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Natureby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception. more...

  • Native American Folktalesby Thomas Green

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Folktales are at the heart of Native American culture. Prepared especially for students and general readers, this book conveniently collects 31 of the most important Native American folktales. These are drawn from the major Native American cultural and geographical areas and are organized in sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools;... 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...

  • Scyllaby Marianne Govers Hopman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • Storyteller's Sampler: Tales from Tellers around the Worldby 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...