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Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

  • 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...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literatureby Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... 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...

  • The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)by Marcel Jousse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore)by Christine Goldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Die Rose: Geschichte und Symbolikby Matthias Jacob Schleiden

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 12.13

    ?Rose, wer dich nicht liebt ...? Sie ist die bedeutungsvollste und wohl beliebteste aller Blumen: Die Rose zieht die Menschheit seit Urzeiten in ihren Bann. Der Botaniker Matthias Jacob Schlei-den geht ihrer Geschichte und Symbolik auf den Grund. Mit zahlreichen Verweisen aus der Literatur in Form von Gedichten, Sprüchen und Liedern begibt er sich... 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...

  • Imaginary Animalsby Boria Sax

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00

     Fire-breathing dragons, beautiful mermaids, majestic unicorns, terrifying three-headed dogs?these fantastic creatures have long excited our imagination. Medieval authors placed them in the borders of manuscripts as markers of the boundaries of our understanding. Tales from around the world place these beasts in deserts, deep woods, remote islands,... more...

  • Contemporary Legendby Gillian Bennett; Paul Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

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

  • The Green Man in Britainby Fran Doel; Geoff Doel

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The Green Man has many facets, many dimensions. He peers through his leaf mask in hundreds of church misericords and stone carvings. His innate link with the changing seasons and fertility is revealed in the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in summer folk customs such as Jack in the Green, the Castleton Garland and the Burry Man. more...