The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction

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Norton, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 640 pages
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Distinguished folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, famous for his collections of 'urban legends, ' offers readers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field of folklore. New to the fourth edition are 67 "Focus" boxes that provide in-depth examples of folk genres, research methods, and theoretical approaches, and over 70 photographs that illustrate material and performative folk traditions

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Good overview of the topic in general Read full review

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Fine overview covering many fields of folklore and folklife. If you're new to the discipline, this is for you. Even if you're an old hand, this will fill in some gaps and, perhaps, introduce you to some new authors and concepts. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Jan Harold Brunvand is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Utah.

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