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  • New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Talesby Christa Jones; Claudia Schwabe

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales  provides invaluable hands-on materials and pedagogical tools from an international group of scholars who share their experiences in teaching folk- and fairy-tale texts and films in a wide range of academic settings.   This interdisciplinary collection introduces scholarly perspectives on how... more...

  • Pole Raising and Speech Makingby Jennifer Eastman Attebery

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    In Pole Raising and Speech Making , author Jennifer Eastman Attebery focuses on the beginnings of the traditional Scandinavian Midsummer celebration and the surrounding spring-to-summer seasonal festivities in the Rocky Mountain West during the height of Swedish immigration to the area—1880–1917. Combining research in folkloristics and history,... more...

  • Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japanby Noriko Reider

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In Japanese culture, oni are ubiquitous supernatural creatures who play important roles in literature, lore, and folk belief. Characteristically ambiguous, they have been great and small, mischievous and dangerous, and ugly and beautiful over their long history. Here, author Noriko Reider presents seven oni stories from medieval Japan in full and... more...

  • More Amazing Tales from Indianaby Fred D. Cavinder

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    The stories in this book will provide entertainment for everyone and evoke wonder in the most jaded observer of the human condition. Some of the exploits that Fred D. Cavinder describes are half-hidden footnotes to national and international happenings. Others seem so typical of Indiana that they will appeal to anyone who understands the Hoosier spirit.... more...

  • Barbarian Ritesby Hans-Peter Hasenfratz

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2011; US$ 16.95

    Discover the untamed paganism of the Vikings and the Germanic tribes prior to the complete Christianization of Europe • Explores the different forms of magic practiced by these tribes, including runic magic, necromancy (death magic), soul-travel, and shape-shifting • Examines their rites of passage and initiation rituals and their most important... more...

  • The Straight Path of the Spiritby Richard Katz

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 1999; US$ 19.95

    The inspiring story of one man's exploration of indigenous healing in a culture fighting to preserve its spiritual health. • A firsthand account of a little-known healing tradition. • A dramatic story of self-transformation by a well-respected Harvard-educated anthropologist. In the late 1970s Richard Katz, a clinical psychologist trained in... more...

  • King Vikram and the Vampireby Captain Sir Richard F. Burton

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 1993; US$ 19.95

    Translated by the noted Victorian Orientalist, Sir Richard F. Burton, from the original Sanskrit, these ancient Indian folk tales influenced such later works as 1001 Arabian Nights and Boccaccio's Decameron . First published in 1870, these stories will entertain and delight modern readers while illuminating the life and customs of classical India. more...

  • The Body of Frankenstein's Monsterby Cecil Helman

    Paraview Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Frankenstein. Werewolves. Dracula. These images aren't just imaginary creatures—they're also powerful symbols of the body. The body can be thought of as a machine made up of parts like Frankenstein's monster, or as a creature ruled by animalistic urges, or as an entity that's vulnerable to infection from a diseased fiend. In The Body of Frankenstein's... more...

  • New England Legends and Folk Loreby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, New England Legends and Folk Lore is Samuel Adams Drake’s extraordinary collection of legends and folk tales. Stories include dozens of classics of New England lore that describe the times of witches and seafarers, strange nighttime occurrences and mysterious places. A classic and creative compilation... more...

  • Crystal Legendsby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2006; US$ 2.99

    Stories drawn from world mythology retold with commentaries to show the significance of crystals and precious stones as symbolic icons in a variety of traditions. more...