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Types and Motifs of the Judeo-Spanish Folktales (RLE Folklore)

Types and Motifs of the Judeo-Spanish Folktales (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

By Reginetta Haboucha
February 17, 2015

This monumental book, first published in 1992, represents a major contribution to Sephardic and Hispanic studies as well as to comparative folklore scholarship in a worldwide perspective. After many years of fieldwork and extensive archival investigations in Spain, Israel and the United States, the...

A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore)

A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

By David Buchan
February 17, 2015

The popular appeal of the ballad is perennial, and few literary genres give so much pleasure to so many kinds of people. This anthology, first published in 1973, is drawn from the richest ballad tradition in Britain, that of the Northeast of Scotland. It provides a fresh and original choice of ...

Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore) The Resilience of the Oral Tradition

Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore): The Resilience of the Oral Tradition

1st Edition

By Herbert Halpert, J.D.A. Widdowson
February 17, 2015

This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and ...

The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)

The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)

1st Edition

By Marcel Jousse
February 17, 2015

In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse’s crucially important work, Le style oral. As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication ...

Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore) A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore): A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

By Mary MacGregor-Villarreal
February 17, 2015

Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous ...

Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore) Trickster Tales in Togo

Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore): Trickster Tales in Togo

1st Edition

By Zinta Konrad
February 17, 2015

The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for ...

Interpreting Legend (RLE Folklore) Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires

Interpreting Legend (RLE Folklore): Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires

1st Edition

By Timothy R. Tangherlini
February 17, 2015

This book, first published in 1994, sets ‘repertoire against raconteur’ in order to explore one of the world’s largest collections of folk literature. The author’s findings, and his creative and synthetic methodologies, enhance greatly our understanding of the world of the legend, and especially ...

Old Wives' Tales (RLE Folklore) Life-stories from Ibibioland

Old Wives' Tales (RLE Folklore): Life-stories from Ibibioland

1st Edition

By Iris Andreski
February 17, 2015

The authentic voice of the tribal African woman has rarely been publicised. The picture given in these Ibibio autobiographies is strikingly different from the accepted image. This generation is the 'Iban Isong' – the Daughters of the Land – who have lived close to the soil under conditions little ...

Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

1st Edition

By Various
February 17, 2015

Routledge Library Editions: Folklore is a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of academic imprints. It provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources on a wide variety of folklore topics. The international authors include academics from a number of worldwide ...

Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore) A Collection of Scottish Folk Literature

Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore): A Collection of Scottish Folk Literature

1st Edition

By David Buchan
February 17, 2015

Scottish folk literature is characterised by a wide range of creative expression: story, song, play and proverb. This anthology, first published in 1984, provides an authoritative introduction to Scottish folk literature, and is unique in that it deals with all the genres intrinsic to Scottish ...

Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore) West African Pidgin Folktales

Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore): West African Pidgin Folktales

1st Edition

By Loreto Todd
February 17, 2015

'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an ...

Studies in Folk Life (RLE Folklore) Essays in Honour of Iorwerth C. Peate

Studies in Folk Life (RLE Folklore): Essays in Honour of Iorwerth C. Peate

1st Edition

Edited By Geraint Jenkins
February 17, 2015

This collection, first published in 1969, presents essays written by twenty of the most eminent scholars from the British Isles and Europe on aspects of folk life studies. The essays are written in honour of Dr Iorwerth C. Peate, Curator of the Welsh Folk Museum and doyen of folk life studies in ...

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