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  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Scholar Lafcadio Hearn made it his life's work to study the world's supernatural superstitions, with a particular focus on Asian cultures. This volume brings together a series of traditional Japanese ghost stories, as well as several first-hand accounts of unusual occurrences in the country. A must-read for fans of comparative mythology. more...

  • The Bansheeby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The banshee is a fearsome female creature that figures heavily in Irish mythology. Usually regarded as a harbinger of death and doom, the banshee is often depicted as wearing bloodstained clothing and unleashing an unearthly howl when someone is about to perish. This comprehensive study of banshee mythology from folklorist Elliott O'Donnell is... more...

  • Werewolvesby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    There has been a rapid uptick in the level of interest about lycanthropes -- otherwise known as werewolves -- in recent years. Most experts in the field agree that Elliott O'Donnell's encyclopedic study of werewolves remains one of the best resources on the subject. Packed with details of stories and sightings from cultures around the world,... more...

  • The Moon Maidenby Grace James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In this entrancing collection, author Grace James brings together an array of Japanese folk tales and fairy tales, all rendered in exquisitely lyrical language. If you're fascinated by the folk traditions of different world cultures, be sure to add The Moon Maiden to your list. more...

  • Giants, Fairies and Boggartsby Charles Hardwick

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Bewitched by banshees? Fascinated by fairies? Charmed by changelings? If so, add this engrossing collection of folk tales from in and around northern England to your reading list. Not only does author Charles Hardwick present a sizable collection of tales from the region, but he also explains their origins of many of the stories and compares and contrasts... more...

  • The Ghostsby Robert Green Ingersoll

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    In this work, Ingersoll has undertaken an intellectual analysis of the existence of ghosts, witches and witchcraft. Taking into account certain events from history, he has dwelled on how the elite of earlier times were obsessed with the concept of witchcraft. Grossly cruel incidents and their consequences have been narrated. Thought-provoking! more...

  • Ghostly Phenomenaby Elliot O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Throughout his life, Irish-born writer Elliot O'Donnell reportedly experienced several encounters with ghostly beings, including one run-in with a spirit in Dublin that almost proved fatal. Inspired by these experiences, O'Donnell devoted his life to hunting and documenting specters. The collection Ghostly Phenomena brings together an impressive... more...

  • Stories of Our Livesby Frank de Caro

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 22.00

    In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give meaning to our recollections. Featuring an array of colorful stories from de Caro?s personal life and years of field research as a folklorist,... more...

  • Tradition in the Twenty-First Centuryby Trevor J. Blank; Robert Glenn Howard

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 23.00

    In Tradition in the Twenty-First Century , eight diverse contributors explore the role of tradition in contemporary folkloristics. For more than a century, folklorists have been interested in locating sources of tradition and accounting for the conceptual boundaries of tradition, but in the modern era, expanded means of communication, research,... more...

  • Warrior Waysby Eric A. Eliason; Tad Tuleja

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively express the complex experience of military life. In short, lively essays, contributors to the volume, all of whom have close personal... more...