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How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

by Patrick Kingsley

Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch...


Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and Ceremony

by Richard Heinberg

This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep...


The Salish People: Volume III: The Mainland Halkomelem

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

Volume III of this four-volume ethnographic study focuses on the Mainland Halkomelem people of British Columbia, in the Pacific Northwest.


Meath Folk Tales

by Richard Marsh

Meath, the 'Royal County', has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of the first occupation...


Antrim Folk Tales

by Billy Teare & Kathleen O'Sullivan

Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among...


Roscommon Folk Tales

by Pat Watson

Roscommon has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of Queen Maeve, the famous warrior queen...


Jump-Rope Rhymes: A Dictionary

by Roger D. Abrahams & Brian Sutton-Smith

I had a little brother. His name was Tiny Tim. I put him in the bathtub To teach him how to swim. He drank all the water. He ate all the soap. He died last night With a bubble in his throat. Jump-rope rhymes,...


Aller Retour New York: Essay (New Directions Revived Modern Classics)

by Henry Miller

Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Aller Retour New York is...


Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies

by Lynne S. McNeill

Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts...


London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and Other Stories

by Scott Wood

How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess...


Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

by Roberto Calasso

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything...


The Salish People: Volume I: The Thompson and the Okanagan

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

The first in a four-volume set rich in stories and factual information on the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest.


Kentucky Ghosts

by William Lynwood Montell

" Headless visions -- howls and moans -- ghostly ladies dressed in black and white -- a fiddling spirit dancing on the road. Such are the sights and sounds that inhabit the pages of Lynwood Montell's Kentucky...


Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

by Shirley Moody-Turner

Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, these folklorists worked within but also...


Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic

by Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan

This book presents the vampire as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire (such as Dracula), or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, we move...


Leisure and Pleasure: Reshaping and Revealing the New Zealand Body 1900-1960

by Caroline Daley

This exploration of an unexpected aspect of New Zealand social history examines the human body at leisure in the years 1900–1960. This book studies bodybuilding, especially the famous strongman Eugen Sandow;...


Legendary Ireland: Myths and Legends of Ireland

by Eithne Massey, Jacques Le Goff & Pip Sides

This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them.

Woven into these landscapes are tales of love and betrayal, greed and courage, passion...


Lincolnshire Folk Tales

by Maureen James

Lincolnshire, a county with many variations in the dialect, once nurtured many folk tales, and though these stories may no longer be told as often as they once were, they still resonate within the rural landscape....


Neighbors, Strangers, Witches, and Culture-Heroes: Ritual Powers of Smith/Artisans in Tuareg Society and Beyond

by Susan Rasmussen

This book examines alleged "superhuman" powers associated with smith/artisans in five African societies. It discusses their ritual and social roles, mythico-histories, and changing relationships between specialists...


The House of the Cats: and other tales from Europe

by Maggie Pearson

A stunning collection of folk tales and legends, one from each of the EU member states. Ranging from magical to farcical, tender to terrifying, this selection offers a wide variety of stories you won't have...