Encyclopedia of Urban Legends


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Author: Brunvand, Harold Jan

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 560

EAN: 9780393323580

Release Date: 26-11-2002

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies. We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true—roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees—but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet baby? This comprehensive and compellingly readable reference work will answer all your urban legend questions, offering 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. Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture. A Booklist Editors' Choice 2001 Reference Book. "Unlike most encyclopedias, this one may be read cover to cover."— Choice "Compiled by the foremost authority on this form of contemporary folklore....Superb."— Library Journal Review Compiled by the foremost authority on this form of contemporary folklore....Superb. -- Library Journal Unlike most encyclopedias, this one may be read cover to cover. -- Choice About the Author Jan Harold Brunvand lives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus at the University of Utah. He is the author of numerous books, including The Vanishing Hitchhiker; The Choking Doberman; The Baby Train; Too Good to Be True; and Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

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