Tradition and innovation in folk literature

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Published for University of Vermont by University Press of New England, 1987 - Fiction - 293 pages
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Contents

From Fairy Tales to Modern AntiFairy Tales i
1
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
45
Modern Variants of the Daisy Oracle
84
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Wolfgang Mieder is Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. He is an internationally recognized proverb scholar, the founding editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship (since 1984), and the author of the two-volume International Bibliography of Paremiology and Phraseology (2009). His many books and articles deal with cultural, folkloristic, historical, literary, philological, and political topics. Among his books related to the present topic are The Politics of Proverbs: From Traditional Wisdom to Proverbial Stereotypes (1997), The Proverbial Abraham Lincoln (2000), «No Struggle, No Progress: Frederick Douglass and His Proverbial Rhetoric for Civil Rights (2001), «Call a Spade a Spade: From Classical Phrase to Racial Slur (2002), Proverbs: A Handbook (2004), «Proverbs Are the Best Policy: Folk Wisdom and American Politics (2005), and «Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words: Folk Wisdom in Art, Culture, Folklore, History, Literature, and Mass Media (2008).

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