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Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

  • 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...

  • 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$ 18.94

    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...

  • Primal Mythsby Barbara C. Sproul

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99

    A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American. 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...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    Utah State University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 45.00

    ? Explores the influence of email, blogs, YouTube, Facebook, and other social networking interfaces on legends ? Discusses ostensive actions relevant to teens ? Examines relevant online sites and television programs such as Mythbusters ? Analyzes reality TV shows and the popularity of paranormal programming more...