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Interpreting Folklore


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AcknowledgmentsWho Are the Folk?
Texture, Text, and Context
Projection in Folklore: A Plea for Psychoanalytic Semiotics
The Curious Case of the Wide-mouth Frog
Thinking Ahead: A Folkloristic Reflection of the Futur Orientation in American Worldview
Seeing Is Believing
Wet and Dry, the Evil Eye: An Essay in Indo-European and Semitic Worldview
The Number Three in American Culture
The Crowing Hen and the Easter Bunny: Male Chauvinism in American Folklore
A Psychoanalytic Study of the Bullroarer
Into the Endzone for a Touchdown: A Psychoanalytic Consideration of American Football
To Love My Father All: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Folktale Source of King Lear
The Hero Pattern and the Life of JesusReferences Notes


" ... Dundes has produced a work which will be useful to both students and teachers who wish to broaden their understanding of modern folklore." - Center for Southern Folklore Magazine "It is impossible ever to remain unimpressed with [Dundes'] excursuses, however much one may be in disagreement (or not) with his conclusions." - Forum for Modern Language Studies

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