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Dance of the dolphin : transformation and disenchantment in the Amazonian imagination

Author: Candace Slater
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Amazonian folktales, dolphins take human form, seduce men and women, and carry them away to a city beneath the river. This book examines these stories, both as folk narratives and as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Candace Slater
ISBN: 0226761835 9780226761831 0226761843 9780226761848
OCLC Number: 28708469
Description: xi, 314 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Invitation to the Dance --
1. Time and Place --
2. The Storytellers --
3. Stories and Beliefs about Dolphins as Special Fish --
4. Stories and Beliefs about Dolphins as Supernatural Beings --
5. Questions of Performance --
6. The Dolphin as Encantado --
7. The Dolphin as Lover --
8. The Dolphin as White Man --
9. Transformation and Disenchantment --
Appendix 2. Portuguese-Language Originals of Stories in the Text.
Responsibility: Candace Slater.
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