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Literature : mythology and folklore

Author: James Burl Hogins
Publisher: Chicago : Science Research Associates, [1975], ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes selections from folktales, myths, and epics from a variety of cultures.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Literature.
Chicago : Science Research Associates, [1975] c1974
(OCoLC)895329985
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Burl Hogins
ISBN: 0574170057 9780574170057
OCLC Number: 42252256
Notes: Includes index.
Description: iv, 122 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
From people to words --
Pre-literate tales ; The Indians and death ; The Numbakulla and the first Aborigines (Australian) ; How the Earth was peopled (African) ; The perverted message (African) ; The leftover eye (African) --
Religion and mythology ; Daniel, Bel, and the snake ; Northern mythology ; The gods, the creation, and the earliest heroes / Edith Hamilton ; Concept : Oedipus ; The quest of the golden fleece / Edith Hamilton ; Fables ; One-way traffic / Aesop ; Why some men are loutish brutes / Aesop --
American legends and tall tales ; Sunrise in his pocket / Davy Crockett ; They have yarns (from "the people yes") / Carl Sandburg ; A fable / Samuel Clemens ; The cowboy / Duncan Emrich ; This is the way I was raised up / Mrs. Marvin Watts ; de Witch-'ooman an' de spinnin'-wheel --
Additional selections --
Fables ; The archer and the nightingale (Gesta Romanorum Europe, C.1300 A.D.) ; A slothful man / Bidpai (India) ; The peasant and the sheep / Ivan Krilof (Russia) ; The turkey and the ant / John Gay (England, c.1700 A.D.) ; The chicken and the elephant ; The luck of the sea and the luck of the mountains (Japan, c.700 A.D.) --
Explanations ; Buddha-uproar (India) ; The baker's dozen (United States) ; The deck of cards (United States) ; Why woman always take advantage of men (United States) ; Min Tzŭ Chien (China) ; The mean rich man (Spanish-American) --
Well-loved fairy tales ; The three wishes (England) ; The field of Boliauns / Joseph Jacobs (Ireland) ; The husband who was to mind the house / Sir George W. Dasent (Norway) ; Little red riding-hood / Charles Perrault (France) --
Motifs --
The pact with the devil ; Jonathan Moulton and the devil (United States) --
The hero against all odds ; Gilgamesh (Sumeria, c.2000 B.C.) ; David, from the book of Samuel (Judaic) ; Beowulf (England, c.700 A.D.) ; Robin Hood and the butcher (England) ; Brer Rabbit's cool air swing (United States) ; Jack and the king's girl (United States).
Responsibility: [compiled by] James Burl Hogins.

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