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Dundes has produced a work which will be useful to both students and teachers who wish to broaden their understanding of modern folklore.

Often controversial, Alan Dundes’s scholarship is always provocative, perceptive, and intelligent.

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His concern here is to assess the material folklorists have so painstakingly amassed and classified, to interpret folklore, and to use folklore to increase our understanding of human nature and culture.


He received his Ph.

D in Folklore from Indiana University in and in he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. Inhe became the first American to win the Pitre Prize’s Sigillo d’Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography.

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Contents Texture Text and Context. The Curious Case of the Widemouth Frog. A Folkloristic Reflection of.

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