A comprehensive study of the history and evolution of the dybbuk, from kabbalistic tradition to popular folklore.
Sheds new light on the relationship between myth and history in ancient China and the central role they have played in shaping early Chinese thought.
Celebrates over a half-century of the work of one of America's greatest folklorists.
The classic work on African American toasts, the predecessor of rap.
The best of W.H.H. Murray’s 19th century Adirondack stories, selected by Murray’s biographer and great, great grandson, Randall S. Beach
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
First English translations of a novel and two play excerpts based on tales of the goddess Chen Jinggu, an eighth-century shaman and present-day cult deity.
English-language translations of traditional plays from the marionette puppet theater of Northern China.
Intriguing, updated portraits of classic fairy tale authors.
Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.
Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.
Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.
Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.
Indian women scholars present and discuss tales about women, bringing new insights about gender and the moral universe of the folk narrative.
Focusing on gender issues, this book compares and contrasts the treatment of the Potiphar's Wife motif--in which a woman makes vain overtures to a man and then accuses him of attempting to force himself upon her--in ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, and Islamic folklore.