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Gumbo YA-YA: Folk Tales of Louisiana
Gumbo YA-YA: Folk Tales of Louisiana
by Lyle Saxon
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The living folklore of Louisiana returns in this new edition of the classic Gumbo Ya-Ya. Long considered the finest collection of Louisiana folk tales and customs, Gumbo Ya-Ya chronicles the stories and legends that have emergedfrom the bayou country... (read more)

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The Monster Stick: & Other Appalachian Tall Tales
The Monster Stick: & Other Appalachian Tall Tales
by Paul Lepp
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What's the Monster Stick? It's Paul's nine-foot, surf casting rod full of six miles of brand new 50-pound test Stren Carp cord with 20 pound, custom made, stainless steel, slip-sliding sinkers. The adventures Paul finds himself in from the day the... (read more)

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Italian-American Folklore: Proverbs, Songs, Games, Folktales, Foodways, Superstitions, Folk Remedies and More (American Folklore Series)
Italian-American Folklore: Proverbs, Songs, Games, Folktales, Foodways, Superstitions, Folk Remedies and More (American Folklore Series)
by Frances M Malpezzi
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Italian-Americans compose one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States, numbering more than 14 million in the 1990 census. Though they have often been portrayed in fiction and film, these images are often based on stereotypes not borne out among... (read more)

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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
by Zora Neale Hurston
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“ What treasures these are— mordantly clever and quintessentially human stories about God and the creation of the black race, the devil, preachers wily and foolish, animals, the battle between the sexes, and slaves who outsmart their masters... (read more)

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Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends: The Strange Stories Behind Tall Tales
Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends: The Strange Stories Behind Tall Tales
by Albert Jack
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Have you heard the one about… • Walt Disneys frozen body? • Coca-Cola owning Santa Claus? • Alligators living in New York City sewers? We all love a good story. But where do the urban legends, conspiracy theories, and old wives tales... (read more)

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Afro-American folktales :stories from Black traditions in the New World
Afro-American folktales :stories from Black traditions in the New World
by Roger D Abrahams
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From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" (Choice... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
by Jan Harold Brunvand
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-499) and index.... (read more)

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Telling the American Story: A Structural & Cultural Analysis of Conversational Storytelling
Telling the American Story: A Structural & Cultural Analysis of Conversational Storytelling
by Livia Polanyi
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Stories reflect culture, and American stories reflect American culture is Livia Polanyi's provocative thesis in Telling the American Story. Combining linguistic and cultural analyses, Polanyi provides thoughtful insights into many features of... (read more)

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Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors
Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors
by Joseph A Citro
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New England's dark hills, fogbound coasts, and hidden villages have inspired generations of writers such as Hawthorne, Lovecraft, and King. But these authors' dark imaginings pale when compared to little-known but well-documented and true tales. In this... (read more)

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American Folklore and the Mass Media (Folklore Today)
American Folklore and the Mass Media (Folklore Today)
by Linda Degh
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"This book shows how folklore--magic, miracles, and tales of enchanted princesses and genial giants--is still alive and well in the modern mass media.... contains a wealth of facts and observations with which to conjure." --Journal of Communication... (read more)

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Urban Legends: The As-Complete-As-One-Could-Be Guide to Modern Myths
Urban Legends: The As-Complete-As-One-Could-Be Guide to Modern Myths
by Ngaire Genge
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Urban Legends is a remarkably complete collection of the modern myths that make the rounds in offices, college dorms, and every other place where people tell the stories that spring from our deepest fears and fascinations. Every culture has its... (read more)

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Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America
Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America
by David Adams Leeming
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Taken as a whole, Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America reveals how waves of immigrants, encountering this strange land for the first time, adapted their religions, beliefs, and folklore to help make sense of a new and astounding place. Covering... (read more)

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The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites
The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites
by Jan Harold Brunvand
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"[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... (read more)

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Mythspring (Realms of Wonder)
Mythspring (Realms of Wonder)
by Julie E Czerneda
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Be inspired. Celebrate our wealth of ideas and talent. Taste the delights of "Mythspring,"... (read more)

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The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story
The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story
by Jan Harold Brunvand
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In this lively and engaging book, the nation's foremost expert on urban legends looks in detail at a dozen rampant and long-lived examples of this vigorous category of contemporary folklore.<P>Jan Harold Brunvand traces the histories, variations... (read more)

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Legends (Complete Idiot's Guides)
Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Legends (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Brandon Toropov
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Some stories are so good, we think they ought to be true, even if they aren't. Urban legends, or myths, passed on at office water coolers, over the Internet, in bars and coffeehouses, are stories that sound almost if not completely plausible. "The... (read more)

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Creole Folktales
Creole Folktales
by Patrick Chamoiseau
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Award-winning French author Patrick Chamoiseau recreates in truly magical language the stories he heard as a child in Martinique. Folktales with a twist, fairy tales with attitude, these stories are a marvelous introduction to a world, both real and... (read more)

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A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends and Folklore
A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends and Folklore
by B A Botkin
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This book contains a rich sampling of Civil War storytelling of all types -- personal narratives, anecdotes, hero tales, jests, strange tales, and fables. Culled from a wide variety of contemporary sources -- letters, diaries, newspapers, periodicals... (read more)

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The Vermont Monster Guide
The Vermont Monster Guide
by Joseph A Citro
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Though not widely acknowledged, the Green Mountain state is home to more winged wonders, wet weirdoes, and crypto creatures than any other state in the country. You probably know about Champ, the elusive monster of Lake Champlain. But what about... (read more)

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Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends
Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends
by Nancy Roberts
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A collection of tales of the blue and gray that enable the reader to visit famous Civil War battle sites.... (read more)

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