American Folklore by Jan Harold Brunvand
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American Folklore
By Jan Harold Brunvand

American Folklore

An Encyclopedia

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Format: Paperback

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American Folklore by Jan Harold Brunvand

Book Description

Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815333500
ISBN-10: 0815333501
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 219mm x 47mm)
Pages: 812
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jan Harold Brunvand

Jan Harold Brunvand, author of the standard text-book he Study of American Folklore, Third Edition (1986), is best known for his collections of urban legends, among them The Vanishing Hitchhiker (1981), he Choking Doberman (1984), and Curses' Broiled Again!(1989). He has been a syndicated columnist and has appeared on national television.

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