World Folklore for Storytellers : Tales of Wonder, Wisdom, Fools, and Heroes (Hardcover)

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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

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Publisher M E Sharpe Reference
Mfg Part# 9780765681744
SKU 214670465
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0765681749
Release Date 7/8/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Sharpe Reference
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