1300 36 33 32

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

Buy American Folklore book by Jan Harold Brunvand from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about American Folklore book by Jan Harold Brunvand and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

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.

Books By Author Jan Harold Brunvand

Taming of the Shrew by Jan Harold Brunvand

The Taming of the Shrew

Hardback, May 2015
Too Good to be True by Jan Harold Brunvand

Too Good to be True

Paperback, November 2014
Be Afraid, be Very Afraid by Jan Harold Brunvand

Be Afraid, be Very Afraid

Paperback, November 2004
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Paperback, November 2002