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  • Wise Words (RLE Folklore)by Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 175.00

    The twenty essays that comprise this book, which was first published in 1994, were written by leading paremiologists and folklorists from Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the US. They represent the best scholarship on proverbs in the English language, and together they give an impressive overview of the fascinating advances in the field... more...

  • Interpreting Legend (RLE Folklore)by Timothy R. Tangherlini

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book, first published in 1994, sets ?repertoire against raconteur? in order to explore one of the world?s largest collections of folk literature. The author?s findings, and his creative and synthetic methodologies, enhance greatly our understanding of the world of the legend, and especially the basic question of ?Who tells what to whom in the... more...

  • Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore)by Mary MacGregor-Villarreal

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous peoples in Brazil, few foreigners are familiar with,... 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...

  • Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore)by Loreto Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an English translation facing the original Pidgin text.... more...

  • Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Scottish folk literature is characterised by a wide range of creative expression: story, song, play and proverb. This anthology, first published in 1984, provides an authoritative introduction to Scottish folk literature, and is unique in that it deals with all the genres intrinsic to Scottish tradition. Its selected texts offer an unusual and diverse... more...

  • The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in Britain. His account of this tradition has two parallel... more...

  • Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)by Zinta Konrad

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for he does not fit into any neat categories or definitions.... more...

  • The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)by Dana Prescott Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional development of folkloristics in the Soviet Union in the... more...

  • Yanagita Kunio and the Folklore Movement (RLE Folklore)by Ronald A. Morse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Yanagita Kunio almost singlehandedly initiated the serious study of folklore in Japan. Even modern Japanese folklorists who may disagree with his approach or his methods must take his body of work as a point of departure for their own. This book, first published in 1990, puts Yanagita?s career within a historical framework and context, full of detail... more...