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Folktales told around the world

Author: Richard M Dorson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Dorson
ISBN: 0226158721 9780226158723 0226158748 9780226158747
OCLC Number: 1323846
Description: xxv, 622 pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: EUROPE --
Fionn in search of his youth ; The cold May night / Sean O'Sullivan --
The King of England ; Johnnie in the cradle ; Applie and orangie ; The Aberdonians and the chocolates ; The lone Highlander ; The minister to his flock / Hamish Henderson --
The blacksmith's son ; Black Patrick's bowshot / John MacInnes --
Annie Luker's ghost ; The grey goose feathers ; The five-pound note / Katharine M. Briggs and Ruth L. Tongue --
Cinderella ; The scalded wolf / Geneviève Massignon --
The unbeliever and the skull ; Santa Catalina ; The mass of Saint Joseph / Aurelio M. Espinosa --
Bertoldino ; The tale of the sister cat ; The dove and the fox / Carla Bianco --
Summoned into the Valley of Josaphat ; About the black spider ; Sennentunscheli on the Wyssenboden ; The knife in the hay / Robert Wildhaber --
The swineherd who married a princess ; The ox as mayor / Kurt Ranke --
The drinking horn stolen from the Huldre folk at (a) Vallerhaug, (b) Vellerhaug, (c) Hifjell ; The altarpiece in Ringsaker Church / Reidar Christiansen --
The hunter's joke / Pirkko-Liisa Rausmaa --
Old Fakla and the sleeping knights ; The holy figure in Szaflary ; The ages of man ; Song of the thief / Julian Krzyzanowski --
The magic calk ; Lazybones / Linda Dégh --
The sorcerer and his apprentice / Mark Azadovskij --
Peter the Great and the stonemason ; The two thieves / I.V. Karnaukhova --
The lake spirits of Peristera and Xerovouni / Georgios A. Megas --
MIDDLE EAST --
Nasreddin Hodja and Tamerlane ; The smart brother and the crazy brother ; Dervish Baba / Ilhan Bașgöz --
The sure news is up ahead ; The falcon's daughter ; The sparrow and the king ; The cruel mother-in-law / Hasan El-Shamy --
A dispute in sign language ; A tale of a Jew who bridled the wind / Dov Noy --
ASIA --
Teja and Teji ; The mother serpent ; The king of cheats ; The monk who dueled ; Mataru the grandfather ; Tenali Rama and the king's pets ; The peasant Thanthanpal ; Babar Deva the outlaw / Praphulladatta Goswami --
The romance of the Mongol girl and the Arab boy ; The decapitation of Sufi Islam ; The two thieves with the same wife ; Khastakhumār and Bībīnagār ; The seventy-year-old corpse / Hafizullah Baghban --
The mountain where old people were abandoned / Keigo Seki --
The man who bought a dream / Robert J. Adams --
The adulteress rat ; The Gungutan and the big-bellied man ; Agkon, the greedy son / E. Arsenio Manuel --
The seven young sky women / Hazel Wrigglesworth --
The bridge of Ch'üan-Chou ; Chu the rogue / Wolfram Eberhard --
Liar Mvkang and the rich villagers ; Liar Mvkang sells ashes ; Liar Mvkang and the water snake ; The orphan and his grandmother / Suzan Lapai --
Why people's noses run when they catch colds ; The red pond ; The kindhearted crab and the cunning mouse ; The grave of the golden ruler ; The one-sided boy / Yim Suk-Jay. OCEANIA --
The ghosts of the two mountains ; Adventures and death of Rat ; The maiden who married a crane ; The exiled sister and her son ; The mistreated stepson ; The spirit who swallowed people / Roger Mitchell --
The first getting of the way to cultivate Cyrtosperma ; Maui of a thousand tricks / Katharine Luomala --
The myth of Fuusai / Elli Köngäs Maranda --
AFRICA --
The two brothers ; How the society can get back its medicine ; Bush fowl and Turtle build a town / John Milbury-Steen --
Jọmọ, guardian of the great sword ; He-who-meets-problems-alone and He-who-seeks-good-advice / Deirdre La Pin --
Wanto and the shapeless thing ; Wanto and the success-by-the-stump people ; Chameleon wins a wife ; Eagle, python, and weaverbird ; The ant and the termite ; The boy and the buffalo / Philip A. Noss --
Origin of the enmity between dog and leopard ; Trapper, gatherer-of-honey, and cultivator ; How Nturo rejected Mpaca / Daniel P. Biebuyck --
A girl is cast off by her family ; A Zim steals a Duiker's children ; Hlakanyana does mischief but is caught ; Mbengu-Sonyangaza's sister prepares to undergo purification rites / Harold Scheub --
NEW WORLD --
The duck dog ; The tub of butter ; The string of trout ; The sheep and the ram ; The sword of wisdom ; The big dog ; The scalping of Pérusse / Luc Lacourcière --
Selling toilet paper in the subway ; The laughing hyena ; An unexpected donation / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett --
Winabijou (Nanabush) brings on the flood ; The mermaid ; The legend of Yoho Cove ; Paree at the carnival ; Miracles of Saint Spyridon ; The two brothers / Richard M. Dorson --
Kondoy ; On holy week / Américo Paredes --
Ordeal by water ; Little cockroach Martina ; The poor brahmin / Daniel J. Crowley --
Cases / Luis da Camara Cascudo --
Treasure, envy, and witchcraft ; The mouse and the fox ; The condemned lover ; Quevedo works as a cook ; The Lake of Langui / Jean MacLaughlin --
The twin cycle (Yagua) / Paul Powlison --
The Witranalwe who guarded sheep / L.C. Faron --
Pedro Urdemales cheats two horsemen / Yolando Pino-Saavedra.
Responsibility: edited by Richard M. Dorson.
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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.

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