Encyclopedia of urban legends

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ABC-CLIO, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 525 pages
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Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture. Coverage includes academic legends, earthquake stories, Internet resources, tabloids in urban legends, and more. All entries are cross referenced and feature brief bibliographies. A general bibliography suggests further readings on the subject. The volume is richly illustrated and is based on the latest scholarship, including materials available on the Internet.

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User Review  - Bcushman - LibraryThing

A great reference for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of urban legends. Well-organized, a little repetitive at times but otherwise a fun read. Full of all the stories you know and love and a few that you may never have heard of. Read full review

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User Review  - Ix0x0L - LibraryThing

Interesting read. However, the one story in there about the newlyweds is not an urban legend. It is true true true! I even found the clip on YouTube. Read full review


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Brunvand is one of America's leading foklorists. He is a professor of English at the University of Utah.

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