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De Caro, F. A. 1943-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 3,771 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Folklore  Exhibition, pictorial works  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Compiler
Classifications: GR105, 398.20973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about F. A De Caro
 
Most widely held works by F. A De Caro
Women and folklore : a bibliographic survey by F. A De Caro( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Folktale cat by Frank DeCaro( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects over fifty folktales from all over the world, featuring cats and their mystical qualities
Re-situating folklore : folk contexts and twentieth-century literature and art by F. A De Caro( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank de Caro and Rosan Augusta Jordan examine the ways writers "re-situate" folklore into their literary texts. The authors then reach beyond literature into a variety of visual art "texts" as well. They further consider literary influences and texts as sources of folk ideas. Analysis of twentieth-century novels including those of Graham Greene, Harper Lee, and Chinua Achebel, "popular" and "high" art from postcards and local cartoons to Diego Rivera's morals and the drama of Lucy Maycock reveals how the rich interaction between folklore and various visual and literary texts has transformed them all. Other artists considered include Margaret Atwood, Frida Kahlo, E.M. Forster, and Alice Walker
An anthology of American folktales and legends( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For folklorists, students, and general readers alike, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It includes an amazing variety of American legend and lore--including hard-to-find Native American and Hawaiian tales as well as African American folktales
Folklore recycled : old traditions in new contexts by F. A De Caro( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Folklore Recycled starts from the proposition that folklore--usually thought of in its historical social context as "oral tradition"--Is easily appropriated and recycled into other contexts. That is, writers may use folklore in their fiction or poetry, taking plots, as an example, from a folktale. Visual artists may concentrate on depicting folk figures or events, like a ritual or a ceremony. Tourism officials may promote a place through advertising its traditional ways. Folklore may play a role in intellectual conceptualizations, as when nationalists use folklore to promote symbolic unity. Folklore Recycled discusses the larger issue of folklore being recycled into non-folk contexts and proceeds to look at a number of instances of repurposing. Colson Whitehead's novel John Henry Days is a literary text that recycles folklore but does so in a manner that examines a number of other uses of the American folk figure John Henry. The nineteenth-century members of the Louisiana Branch of the American Folklore Society and the author Lyle Saxon in the twentieth century used African American folklore to establish personal connections to the world of the Southern plantation and buttress their own social status. The writer Lafcadio Hearn wrote about folklore to strengthen his insider credentials wherever he lived. Photographers in Louisiana leaned on folklife to solidify local identity and to promote government programs and industry. Promoters of "unorthodox" theories about history have used folklore as historical document. Americans in Mexico took an interest in folklore for acculturation, for tourism promotion, for interior decoration, and for political ends. All of the examples throughout the book demonstrate the durability and continued relevance of folklore in every context it appears"--Publisher's website
The folklore muse : poetry, fiction, and other reflections by folklorists by F. A De Caro( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Folklore - the inherently creative expression, transmission, and performance of cultural traditions - has always provided a deep well of material for writers, musicians, and artists of all sorts. Folklorists usually employ descriptive and analytical prose, but they, like scholars in other social sciences, have increasingly sought new, creative and reflexive modes of discourse. Many folklorists are also creative writers, some well known as such, and the folk traditions they research often provide shape and substance to their work. This collection of creative writing grounded in folklore and its study brings together some of the best examples of such writing."--Jacket
Folklife in Louisiana photography : images of tradition by F. A De Caro( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana sojourns : travelers' tales and literary journeys( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana traditional crafts : April 12 through May 11 by F. A De Caro( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American proverb literature : a bibliography by F. A De Caro( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore as an "historical science" : the Anglo-American viewpoint by F. A De Caro( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklorists in 1984 : a survey by F. A De Caro( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British voices from South Asia : an exhibition : Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, April 8, 1996-August 5, 1996 by R. A Jordan( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the electronic version of "British Voices From South Asia," an exhibition that was held at the Hill Memorial Library of Louisiana State University (LSU) from April 8 through August 6, 1996. Depicts India as a colony under the rule of Britain and its empire, and discusses some of the cultural implications of the British-Indian connection. Includes text, photographs, and transcripts of taped interviews with British people who had lived and worked in pre-independence India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Provides information about current and upcoming exhibitions at the Library. Links to Web sites related to LSU libraries and LSU
Oral history interviews of the IU Folklore Institute Oral History Project( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project consists of interviews with individuals involved with Indiana University's Folklore Institute
Ballad girls, and other poems by F. A De Caro( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major General R.C.A. Edge, Mrs. Patricia Edge, Reverend John Debrett, and Mrs. Diana Debrett oral history interview by R. C. A Edge( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kate Smith-Pearse oral history interview by Kate Smith-Pearse( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arthur Barlow oral history interview by Arthur Barlow( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Right Reverend Lesslie Newbigin oral history interview by Lesslie Newbigin( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stories of our lives : memory, history, narrative by F. A De Caro( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give meaning to our recollections. Featuring an array of colorful stories from de Caro's personal life and years of field research as a folklorist, the book is part memoir and part exploration of how the stories we tell, listen to, and learn play an integral role in shaping our sense of self. De Caro's narrative includes stories within the story: among them a near-mythic capture of his golden-haired grandmother by Plains Indians, a quintessential Italian rags-to-riches grandfather, and his own experiences growing up in culturally rich 1950s New York City, living in India amid the fading glories of a former princely state, conducting field research on Day of the Dead altars in Mexico, and coming home to a battered New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Stories of Our Lives shows that our lives are interesting, and that the stories we tell--however particular to our own circumstances or trivial they may seem to others--reveal something about ourselves, our societies, our cultures, and our larger human existence
 
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Women and folklore : a bibliographic survey
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Languages
English (79)

Covers
The Folktale catRe-situating folklore : folk contexts and twentieth-century literature and artAn anthology of American folktales and legendsThe folklore muse : poetry, fiction, and other reflections by folkloristsFolklife in Louisiana photography : images of traditionLouisiana sojourns : travelers' tales and literary journeys