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The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"[The book] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity. . . . Many readers . . . will be gratified to know that Brunvand intends to continue this series of relaxed, unofficial excursions into popular legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds cannot afford to miss them." —Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity. . . . Many readers . . . will be gratified to know that Brunvand intends to continue this series of relaxed, unofficial excursions into popular legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds cannot afford to miss them.It is the charm of Mr. Brunvand's scholarship and presentation that he delivers the sad news of falsehood of these stories without being professorially reproachful toward those who have relayed him.Together, these new wives' tales merge as an American picaresque, a compilation of myths that keep the telephone wires humming and cocktail parties doubly fueled.

Synopsis:

"A uniquely entertaining book: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."--Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Jan Harold Brunvandlives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus at the University of Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393305425
Author:
Brunvand, Jan Harold
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Legends, american
Subject:
Urban folklore -- United States.
Subject:
Legends -- United States.
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.22x5.46x.68 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393305425 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity. . . . Many readers . . . will be gratified to know that Brunvand intends to continue this series of relaxed, unofficial excursions into popular legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds cannot afford to miss them.It is the charm of Mr. Brunvand's scholarship and presentation that he delivers the sad news of falsehood of these stories without being professorially reproachful toward those who have relayed him.Together, these new wives' tales merge as an American picaresque, a compilation of myths that keep the telephone wires humming and cocktail parties doubly fueled.
"Synopsis" by , "A uniquely entertaining book: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."--Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times
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