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Some Day Your Witch Will Come

Kay Stone

Collects nearly thirty years of major work by noted writer and folklore scholar Kay Stone.

Paperback
Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780814332863
$31.99

The Heart Is a Mirror

The Sephardic Folktale

Tamar Alexander-Frizer

A groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the Sephardic folktale as it relates to group identity and narrative culture.

Hardback
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780814329719
$66.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780814340059

Brothers and Beasts

An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales

Edited by Kate Bernheimer
With a Foreword by Maria Tatar and an Afterword by Jack Zipes

Breaks new ground in fairy-tale studies by offering male writers a chance to reflect on their relationships to fairy tales.

Paperback
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780814332672
$21.99

The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective

Edited by Ulrich Marzolph

The follow-up to The Arabian Nights Reader, this volume investigates the transnational features of the Arabian Nights.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814332870
$32.99

The Arabian Nights Reader

Edited by Ulrich Marzolph

An authoritative guide to research inspired by the Arabian Nights, containing sixteen influential essays.

Paperback
Published: September 2006
ISBN: 9780814332597
$32.99

Israeli Folk Narratives

Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Provides a broad, engaging view of Israeli society through folk stories that have circulated among settlers in the kibbutz, immigrants, and ethnic groups.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814330470
$32.99

King Solomon and the Golden Fish

Tales from the Sephardic Tradition

Texts Collected and Edited by Matilda Koén-Sarano
Translated and Annotated by Reginetta Haboucha
Preamble by Yoel Shalom Perez

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.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331668
$51.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814341872

Fairy Tales and Feminism

New Approaches

Edited by Donald Haase

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.

Paperback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814330302
$31.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814340820

Defining the Yiddish Nation

The Jewish Folklorists of Poland

Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman

An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.

Hardback
Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780814326695
$42.99
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Cycles of Influence

Fiction, Folktale, Theory

Stephen Benson

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.

Hardback
Published: March 2003
ISBN: 9780814329498
$44.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2003
ISBN: 9780814339091
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Windjammers

Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors

Ivan H. Walton
Joe Grimm

A collection of stories, lyrics, music and folklore centered on the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814329979
$32.99

Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel

Introduction, Translation, and Annotation by Raphael Patai

Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel is a collection of twenty-eight tales with insight into the Arab culture by Raphael Patai.

Paperback
Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814327104
$32.99

Work Hard and You Shall Be Rewarded

Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

Alan Dundes and Carl R. Pagter

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.

Paperback
Published: December 1992
ISBN: 9780814324325
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: December 1992
ISBN: 9780814337417

Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing

Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

Alan Dundes
Carl R. Pagter

Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing documents the thriving folklore tradition that circulates in the workplace.

Paperback
Published: June 1991
ISBN: 9780814323588
$26.99
Hardback
Published: June 1991
ISBN: 9780814323571
$44.95
eBOOK
Published: June 1991
ISBN: 9780814337400

Life is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder

A Study of German National Character through Folklore

Alan Dundes

A work of major importance that demonstrates the value of folklore for understanding national character.

Paperback
Published: June 1989
ISBN: 9780814320389
$26.99

The Messiah Texts

Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years

by Raphael Patai

The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.

Paperback
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814318508
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: December 1988
ISBN: 9780814341919

Italian Folktales in America

The Verbal Art of an Immigrant Woman

By Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa

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.

Paperback
Published: October 1988
ISBN: 9780814321225
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: October 1988
ISBN: 9780814338360

When You're Up to Your Ass in Alligators

More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

Alan Dundes
Carl R. Pagter

Office copier folklore that regularly circulate in office buildings everywhere—is the subject of this innovative study.

Paperback
Published: April 1987
ISBN: 9780814318676
$24.99

Folk Music in the United States

An Introduction

by Bruno Netti, Revised and Expanded by Helen Myers

A graceful, deeply meditative debut from Kawita Kandpal.

Paperback
Published: February 1976
ISBN: 9780814315576
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: February 1976
ISBN: 9780814337578

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