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Fairy Lore

Fairy Lore Author D. L. Ashliman
ISBN-10 0313333491
Release 2006-01
Pages 229
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Defines and classifies types of fairies; reviews sample texts; analyzes the role of fairies in art, film, and popular culture; and includes a glossary and a bibliography.

Greek and Roman Folklore

Greek and Roman Folklore Author Graham Anderson
ISBN-10 0313335753
Release 2006
Pages 234
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The Greek and Roman world is often noted for the rationalism of a few outstanding thinkers. This book is about the traditional superstitions, beliefs, taboos, folk-remedies, ghost stories, and folk tales that haunted the rest. It defines and categorizes types of classical folklore, provides examples and texts, reviews scholarship and criticism, and discusses the importance of folklore in the ancient world. The volume closes with a glossary, a bibliography of print and electronic sources, and an extensive index.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Folk and Fairy Tales Author D. L. Ashliman
ISBN-10 0313328102
Release 2004
Pages 268
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Just about everyone is familiar with folk and fairy tales. These forms of folklore are taught to children and repeatedly appear in one version or another in movies, literature, popular culture, and everyday life. But while folk and fairy tales are so pervasive, most people have only a vague understanding of them. Written by a leading expert, this reference is a valuable introduction for students and general readers. It examines folk and fairy tales as a folklore genre, discusses specific examples from around the world, explores the varied manifestations of folk and fairy tales throughout world culture, reviews critical and scholarly approaches, and cites works for further reading.

Children s Folklore

Children s Folklore Author Elizabeth Tucker
ISBN-10 9780313341892
Release 2008
Pages 164
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Offers students and general readers an introduction to children's folklore.

American reference books annual Vol 38 2007

American reference books annual  Vol  38  2007 Author Shannon Graff Hysell
ISBN-10 1591585252
Release 2007
Pages 704
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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Caribbean Folklore

Caribbean Folklore Author Donald R. Hill
ISBN-10 0313336059
Release 2007
Pages 201
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Accessible to students and general readers, this introductory overview defines and discusses Caribbean folklore and includes numerous examples and texts.

Chicano Folklore

Chicano Folklore Author María Herrera-Sobek
ISBN-10 0313333254
Release 2006
Pages 334
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Gives students a thorough introduction to Chicano folklore and its presence in literature and contemporary society.

German Folklore

German Folklore Author James R. Dow
ISBN-10 IND:30000109369524
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 276
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Germany is a land of rich traditions. Written for high school students and general readers, this book is an accessible introduction to German folklore. The volume defines and classifies different types of German folklore. It also provides numerous examples and texts, along with a generous selection of illustrations. It overviews current scholarship and criticism and discusses the presence of German folklore in literature and popular culture. The work closes with a bibliography of print and electronic sources suitable for student research.

Slavic Folklore

Slavic Folklore Author Natalie O. Kononenko
ISBN-10 0313336105
Release 2007
Pages 209
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Overviews Slavic folklore and discusses its role in literature and contemporary culture.

Foodways and Folklore

Foodways and Folklore Author Jacqueline S. Thursby
ISBN-10 0313341737
Release 2008
Pages 204
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A comprehensive introduction to the folklore of food from the early Native American cultures to the multicultural cuisine of the present day.

Hoodoo Voodoo and Conjure

Hoodoo  Voodoo  and Conjure Author Jeffrey E. Anderson
ISBN-10 0313342210
Release 2008
Pages 183
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Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of magic that has long captured the popular imagination. This book is a convenient introduction to the subject for students and general readers. An opening chapter defines and classifies these magical beliefs and practices. This is followed by a wide range of examples and texts illustrating the richness of this spiritual tradition. The volume additionally discusses the presence of hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure in popular culture, whether in literary works or in such films as The Skeleton Key, and it overviews the scholarly treatment of the topic. The volume closes with a glossary and bibliography.


Story Author Jacqueline S. Thursby
ISBN-10 0313334307
Release 2006
Pages 184
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Offers a convenient, systematic introduction to story as a folklore genre, and discusses the significance of story in popular culture.

South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore Author Frank J. Korom
ISBN-10 IND:30000109142046
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 223
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Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.

The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper Author Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN-10 0313334641
Release 2007
Pages 189
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Overviews the history of the Pied Piper legend and discusses its lasting significance in literature, art, popular culture, and political criticism.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081504329
Release 2005
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

Handbook of Chinese Mythology

Handbook of Chinese Mythology Author Lihui Yang
ISBN-10 9781576078068
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 293
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An informative work of historical and contemporary Chinese myths, including a useful collection of historical documents, detailing myths as they live and change in China today. * Primary source documents include translations of important historical records on Chinese myths, excerpts from national sources collected since the 1980s (unique to an English-language book), plus contemporary research from the authors' field research and the research of other Chinese scholars * 30–40 illustrations from the Ming dynasty edition of Shan Hai Jing (The Classic of Mountains and Seas), plus 10–15 photos from the authors' personal collections and field research, including the new statue built in honor of Nuwa in northern China, people gathered at a contemporary temple fair, women dancers at the Renzu Temple, and more

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures Author Malcolm South
ISBN-10 IND:39000005573766
Release 1987-01-01
Pages 393
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YThis] book provides thorough documentation of the best-known creatures of fantasy with a breadth of coverage that is both impressive and delightful. Choice"