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Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song: A Texas Chronicle

by William A. Owens

Texas, the 1930s-the years of the Great Depression. It was the Texas of great men: Dobie, Bedichek, Webb, the young Américo Paredes. And it was the Texas of May McCord and "Cocky" Thompson, the Reverend I....


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

by Jack Zipes

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays,...


The Roman Goddess Ceres

by Barbette Stanley Spaeth

Interest in goddess worship is growing in contemporary society, as women seek models for feminine spirituality and wholeness. New cults are developing around ancient goddesses from many cultures, although their...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


Spookiest Stories Ever

by Roberta Brown

If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April night or the hot, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day puts fear into your heart. Or rustling November leaves, and the chill that sneaks into...


Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

by William Montell

A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book,...


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...


Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece: Mythology's Great Tales of Valor and Romance

by W. H. D. Rouse

The Adventures that Shaped the Western WorldFirst published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for...


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.


Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

by Brian J. Mcveigh

Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an...


Wexford Folk Tales

by Brendan Nolan

Wexford has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Discover the remarkable story of the 140-year-old man who died a premature...


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...


Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

From fictional characters like Bridget Jones to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Jean Bolen’s bestselling classic Goddesses in Everywoman has been widely read and soundly praised.

Now comes a new book...


The Yin & Yang of American Culture: A Paradox

by Eun Y. Kim

Kim presents a highly personal and readable book that candidly addresses American traits when compared to Asian customs and values