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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I read this for my American Folklore class this semester. It approached the subject by dividing it into categories: ie folklore, folk music, folk crafts, folk foods, etc. I enjoyed connecting with ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

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

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