Encyclopedia of American Folklore
Facts On File, 2007 - 468 Seiten
An in-depth look at the major forms and themes of American folklore.
Folklore has been described as the unwritten literature of a culture: its songs, stories, sayings, games, rituals, beliefs, and ways of life. Encyclopedia of American Folklore is a comprehensive and accessible reference guide that helps readers explore the topics, themes, figures, and issues related to this popular and timeless subject.
This engaging book connects folk forms from the United States with their cultural origin, historical context, and social function, making this volume a well-rounded resource for fans of folklore. Appendixes include a bibliography, a category index, and a discussion of starting points for researching American folklore.
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