From the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a collection of traditional Yiddish folksongs by highly regarded ethnomusicologist Ruth Rubin, presented with added commentary from music scholars Chana Mlotek and Mark Slobin.
An authoritative guide to research inspired by the Arabian Nights, containing sixteen influential essays.
Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity
Provides a broad, engaging view of Israeli society through folk stories that have circulated among settlers in the kibbutz, immigrants, and ethnic groups.
Tales from the Sephardic Tradition
A collection of fifty-four Judeo-Spanish folktales taken from the rich heritage of Sephardic oral storytelling and translated into English for the first time.
Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.
The Jewish Folklorists of Poland
An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.
Fiction, Folktale, Theory
Analyzes how the folktale has influenced the development of narrative theory and how postmodern fiction has drawn on the folktale to experiment with diverse narrative concepts.
Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors
A collection of stories, lyrics, music and folklore centered on the Great Lakes.
Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel is a collection of twenty-eight tales with insight into the Arab culture by Raphael Patai.
Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Anyone who has ever filled in a form in triplicate, taken an aptitude test, or been rebuffed by a form letter will appreciate the urban folklore found in this collection.
Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing documents the thriving folklore tradition that circulates in the workplace.
A Study of German National Character through Folklore
A work of major importance that demonstrates the value of folklore for understanding national character.
Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years
The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.
The Verbal Art of an Immigrant Woman
A collection that greatly enriches our understanding of who told (and tells) märchen (Italian folktales) to whom, why and how they are told, and, perhaps most important, under what conditions.
More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Office copier folklore that regularly circulate in office buildings everywhere—is the subject of this innovative study.
A graceful, deeply meditative debut from Kawita Kandpal.