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Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer) 1916-1981

Overview
Works: 202 works in 879 publications in 6 languages and 28,978 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Honoree, Compiler, Depositor
Classifications: GR105, 398.0973
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Most widely held works by Richard M Dorson
American folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )

72 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the entire field of America folklore-folkways jests, boasts, tall tales, ballads, and legendary heroes-from the era of colonization to the present age of mass culture
America in legend : folklore from the colonial period to the present by Richard M Dorson( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at our nation's past and development through tales, humor and contemporary hero tales
Handbook of American folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research
Folktales told around the world by Richard M Dorson( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentic field-recorded texts of over one hundred tales recited by story-tellers from forty-six cultures around the world, collected as a representative sampling of the world's folk traditions
Folklore and folklife, an introduction by Richard M Dorson( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the characteristics of folk cultures and discusses the procedures used by social scientists to study folklife
Buying the wind: regional folklore in the United States by Richard M Dorson( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of tales, songs, riddles, proverbs and other items of folklore from seven regional cultures of the U.S.A
African folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America rebels; narratives of the patriots by Richard M Dorson( Book )

32 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasant customs and savage myths; selections from the British folklorists by Richard M Dorson( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America begins; early American writing by Richard M Dorson( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Negro folktales by Richard M Dorson( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a superb collection from the folktale repertoire of Negro Americans. It includes not only the well-known stories of talking animals, but also the cycle concerning Old Master and his clever slave John, and ranges from supernatural accounts of specters and bogies, through comical and satirical anecdotes, to the more realistic reports of racial injustice
Folk legends of Japan by Richard M Dorson( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true folk legend, as distinguished from the fairy tale or literary embellishment, is one of the sure keys to a people's beliefs, customs, and ways of thinking. Japan possesses more such legends than any Occidental country. And yet this great body of legendry, with its wealth of meaning, its significance and itssheer fascination, has until now been only rarely available in English translations usually in out-of-the-way publications. The present volume presents a representative collection of over one hundred Japanese folk legends. These have been selected by a distinguished American folklori
Folktales of Ireland by Seán Ó Súilleabháin( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few countries can boast such a plentitude of traditional folktales as Ireland. In 1935, the creation of The Irish Folklore Commission set in motion the first organized efforts of collecting and studying a multitude of folktales, both written as well as those of the Irish oral tradition. The Commission has collected well over a million pages of manuscripts. Folktales of Ireland offers chief archivist Sean O'Sullivan's representation of this awe-inspiring collection. These tales represent the first English language collection of Gaelic folktales
The British folklorists; a history by Richard M Dorson( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of Chile by Yolando Pino Saavedra( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore and fakelore : essays toward a discipline of folk studies by Richard M Dorson( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: DorsonRichard M.: Richard M. Dorson is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University. He is review editor of the Journal of American Folklore and author of Jonathan Draws the Long Bow, a collection of New England tales
American folklore & the historian by Richard M Dorson( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore: selected essays by Richard M Dorson( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloodstoppers & bearwalkers; folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula by Richard M Dorson( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore in the modern world by Richard M Dorson( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dorson, R. H.

Dorson, R. M. 1916-1981

Dorson, R. M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981

Dorson, Richard M.

Dorson, Richard M. 1916-

Dorson, Richard M. 1916-1981

Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981

Dorson, Richard Mercer

Dorson, Rižard M. 1916-1981

Mercer Dorson, Richard 1916-

Richard Dorson

Richard Dorson American folklorist

Richard Dorson Amerikaans antropoloog (1916-1981)

ドーソン, リチャード・M

リチャード・ドーソン (民俗学者)

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Handbook of American folkloreFolktales told around the worldBuying the wind: regional folklore in the United StatesPeasant customs and savage myths; selections from the British folkloristsFolktales of IrelandThe British folklorists; a historyBloodstoppers & bearwalkers; folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula