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Readings in American Folklore

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Publisher Comments:

The distinguished folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand has selected 26 essays, arranged in four sections of increasing sophistication and difficulty, to introduce the beginning student to the best in modern folklore scholarship. As he writes in the Preface:

These articles were chosen to illustrate a variety of approaches and folklore genres; they are rich in actual examples of folk materials and are above all well written and thought-provoking. Many are definitive studies, others appeared only recently.

The essays include the work of prominent folklorists as well as several student research papers. All provide practical models for student research and writing, and the editor also gives many useful suggestions for student projects in his introductions.

The articles are reprinted in full, including the original illustrations; the editor provides a short introduction to each selection as well as additional footnotes to explain unfamiliar terms and allusions to the student.

Synopsis:

This book fills the long-felt need for an organized collection of scholarly studies in American folklore.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393950298
Author:
Brunvand, Jan Harold
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Brunvand, Jan Harold
Author:
Brunvand, Jan Harold
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Folklore -- United States.
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
OEA/Ser.L
Publication Date:
19790731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x 1 in 1.145 lb

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