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The study of American folklore; an introduction.

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Harold Brunvand
ISBN: 0393098036 9780393098037
OCLC Number: 437097
Description: xii, 383 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: The field of folklore --
The study of folklore --
Bearers of American folk tradition--
Folk speech and naming --
Proverbs and proverbial phrases --
Riddles and other verbal puzzles --
Rhymes and foldk poetry --
Myths and legends --
Folktales --
Folksongs --
Ballads --
Superstitions --
Customs and festivals --
Folk dances and dramas --
Folk games --
Folk gestures --
Folk music --
Folk architecture, handicrafts, and art --
Folk costumes and foods --
The Taming of the shrew tale in the United States --
The folklore of academe --
The types of the Southern mountain cabin.

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