Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Book - 2001
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ABC-CLIO

This exhaustive and compellingly readable reference work offers alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre.


This exhaustive and compellingly readable reference work offers alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre.


• A–Z entries provide a summary of each legend and its background

• An introduction defines "urban legend" and sketches the history of urban legend studies

• The book is richly illustrated with artwork by Randy Hickman

• Brief bibliographies follow each entry, and a selected bibliography provides suggestions for further reading and research



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Arranged alphabetically, entries summarize urban legends from around the world, detail their variations, discuss major themes, analyze subtexts, and consider the scholarly research on the subject. The relationship between urban legends and other aspects of folk and popular culture is explored; and advice is offered on the collection, classification, and analysis of the legends. Brunvand is professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Presents descriptions of hundreds of urban legends and their variations, themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre, including such tales as disappearing hitchhikers and hypodermic needles left in the coin slots of pay telephones.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001
ISBN: 9781576070765
157607076X
9780393323580
Branch Call Number: 398.2 BRU
Characteristics: xxxiv, 524 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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