Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

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Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the World

Primal Myths

Creation Myths Around the World

HarperCollins (2013)
US$14.99

A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures,...

The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics
Cambridge University Press (2007)
US$30.50

A thought-provoking study of the relationship between verbal and oral texts and their role in...

Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

Routledge (2006)
US$26.95

Explores the question of why some fairy tales ''work'' and others don't, why the fairy tale is...

Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

Breaking the Magic Spell

Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

The University Press of Kentucky (2002)
US$25.00

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines...

Hyperboreans: Myth and History in Celtic-Hellenic Contacts

Hyperboreans

Myth and History in Celtic-Hellenic Contacts

Taylor and Francis (2004)
US$59.95

In Greek mythology, Hyperboreans were a tribe who lived far to Greece's north. Contained in what has...

Snakes in Myth, Magic, and History: The Story of a Human Obsession: The Story of a Human Obsession
ABC-CLIO (2008)
US$55.00

The snake is one of humankind's most powerful and ambiguous symbols: it has at various times...

Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählen: Literature and Evolution / Literatur und Evolution

Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählen

Literature and Evolution / Literatur und Evolution

Today’s spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the...

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [Three Volumes]
Greenwood Publishing Group (2007)
US$300.00

Hundreds of alphabetically entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character...

Imagined States
Utah State University Press (2003)
US$20.95

An international ensemble of folklore scholars looks at varied ways in which national and ethnic...

Living with Stories: Telling, Re-telling, and Remembering

Living with Stories

Telling, Re-telling, and Remembering

Utah State University Press (2006)
US$24.95

In essays about communities as varied as Alaskan Native, East Indian, Palestinian, Mexican, and...