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Kildare Folk Tales

by Steve Lally

County Kildare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by professional storyteller Steve Lally. Included in this collection are the exploits of the Wizard...


First World War Folk Tales

by Taffy Thomas & Helen Watts

From 2014 to 2018, people all over the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. They will not only be honouring those who lost their lives on the battlefield...


Hiawassee - Child of the Meadow

by Doris Gaines Rapp & Marilyn Haun Haun

An historic novel, Hiawassee - Child of the Meadow by Doris Gaines Rapp, is written for middle-school and all ages. Hiawassee learned balance from the Cherokee legends of her childhood, peace and forgiveness...


Watching the English, Second Edition: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior Revised and Updated

by Kate Fox

The international hit returns with even more wit and insight into the hidden rules that make England English.


Folklore by the Fireside: Text and Context of the Tuscan Veglia

by Alessandro Falassi & Roger D. Abrahams

For centuries, social life in rural Tuscany has centered around the veglia, an evening gathering of family and friends at the hearth. Folklore by the Fireside is a thorough and insightful study of this custom-from...


Folklore Methodology: Formulated by Julius Krohn and Expanded by Nordic Researchers

by Kaarle Krohn & Roger L. Welsch

Kaarle Krohn's Folklore Methodology was the first systematic attempt to state a method of studying folkloristic materials. For centuries scholars had collected folkloristic texts and had commented on them, but...


Poor Pearl, Poor Girl!: The Murdered-Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper

by Anne B. Cohen

The year was 1896, and nineteenth-century journalists called the murder of Pearl Bryan the "Crime of the Century." From the day Pearl's headless body was found to the execution of her murderers on the gallows,...


The British Traditional Ballad in North America

by Tristram Potter Coffin & Roger deV. Renwick

Tristram Potter Coffin's The British Traditional Ballad in North America, published in 1950, became recognized as the standard reference to the published material on the Child ballad in North America. Centering...


The Negro and His Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

by Bruce Jackson

In the eyes of many white Americans, North and South, the Negro did not have a culture until the Emancipation Proclamation. With few exceptions, serious collecting of Negro folklore by whites did not begin until...


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


Folklore Genres

by Dan Ben-amos

The essays in Folklore Genres represent development in folklore genre studies, diverging into literary, ethnographic, and taxonomic questions. The study as a whole is concerned with the concept of genre and...


Lancashire Folk Tales

by David England & Jennie Bailey

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most diverse counties are vividly retold by professional storyteller David England. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories...


Tales from the Terrific Register: The Book of Pirates and Highwaymen

by Cate Ludlow

One hundred and eighty-five years ago, the Terrific Register thrilled its readers with tales of Turkish princes and wicked thieves, black-hearted murderers, wicked massacres and the boldest criminals ever to...


Kilkenny Folk Tales

by Anne Farrell

Closer to the earth and ancient beliefs than many, the people who inhabit County Kildare have stories to tell of hidden places, heroic deeds and strange encounters. Some are based in traceable historical fact,...


Recall: Anima & Animus Series

by T.A.J. Barca

Kat Mona and her boyfriend, Daniel, are struggling with their relationship of 12 years. All of this changes when Kat receives a message on her computer screen from a mysterious stanger, Malek, asking her if...


Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

by Candi K. Cann

For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media...


The World Shared

by Dariusz Sosnicki, Piotr Florczyk & Boris Dralyuk

First full-length U.S. collection by an influential, award-winning Polish poet, translated by two of America's premier Slavic translators.


An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perception of Disease

by John D. Lee

In An Epidemic of Rumors, Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes,...


Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras

by David Redmon

Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories...


American Folk Tales and Songs

by Richard Chase

Full of lively stories, jokes, and games for performance, the book also includes 40 songs with melody and guitar chords. Written by outstanding practicing folk performer. Includes 44 illustrations.