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The Resource Folklore and book culture, Kevin J. Hayes

Folklore and book culture, Kevin J. Hayes

Label
Folklore and book culture
Title
Folklore and book culture
Statement of responsibility
Kevin J. Hayes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To many observers, folklore and book culture might appear to be opposites. Folklore, after all, involves orally circulated stories and traditions while book culture is concerned with the transmission of written texts. However, as Kevin J. Hayes points out, there are many instances where the two intersect, and exploring those intersections is the purpose of this fascinating and provocative study. Hayes shows that the acquisition of knowledge and the ownership of books have not displaced folklore but instead have given rise to new beliefs and superstitions. Some book have generated new proverbs; others have fostered their own legends. Occasionally the book has served as an important motif in folklore, and in one folk genre - the flyleaf rhyme - the book itself has become the place where folklore occurs, thus indicating a lively interaction between folk, print, and manuscript culture. Solidly researched and venturing into areas long neglected by scholars, Folklore and Book Culture is a work that will engage not only folklorists but historians and literary scholars as well
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayes, Kevin J
Dewey number
398/.09
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GR41.3
LC item number
.H39 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and folklore
  • Books
  • Tales
  • Popular literature
Label
Folklore and book culture, Kevin J. Hayes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volksbuch and proverb in early America -- The sixth and seventh books of Moses -- Superstition and the book -- The book in Icelandic magicians' legends -- Inexperienced use of the black book in Great Britain and America (ML 3020) -- Three brothers in the Philippines (AT 653, 653a, and 654) -- Traditional flyleaf rhymes
Control code
35723642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 167 pages
Isbn
9780870499784
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Folklore and book culture, Kevin J. Hayes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volksbuch and proverb in early America -- The sixth and seventh books of Moses -- Superstition and the book -- The book in Icelandic magicians' legends -- Inexperienced use of the black book in Great Britain and America (ML 3020) -- Three brothers in the Philippines (AT 653, 653a, and 654) -- Traditional flyleaf rhymes
Control code
35723642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 167 pages
Isbn
9780870499784
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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