Edited by Jan Harold Brunvand
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American Folklore by Jan Harold Brunvand
Book DescriptionContains 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 DetailsISBN: 9780815333500
(276mm x 219mm x 47mm)
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jan Harold Brunvand
Too Good to be True, Paperback (November 2014)
The colossal classic becomes even more colossal with a new chapter of recent urban legends.
Be Afraid, be Very Afraid, Paperback (November 2004)
An anthology of the most chilling urban legends of all time collected by the maestro himself.
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Jan Harold Brunvand
The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies.
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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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