Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

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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.

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? Do you know the urban legends from Holland, Scotland, France, or Australia?

The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends is the definitive work from the world's foremost authority on the study of urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand. This encyclopedia offers descriptions of hundreds of individual legends. The thorough coverage of urban legends includes all countries in which published urban legend collections are presently available. Urban legends are a specimen of modern folk narrative, and this encyclopedia contains entries on how to collect, classify, and analyze texts and performances.

Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture. Coverage includes academic legends, earthquake stories, Internet resources, tabloids in urban legends, and more. All entries are cross referenced and feature brief bibliographies. A general bibliography suggests further readings on the subject. The volume is richly illustrated and is based on the latest scholarship, including materials available on the Internet.

Title Features-
-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

Highlights-
-In addition to entries of specific legends, thorough coverage of topical legends is included, such as atrocities, babies, fast food, nudity, revenge, and supernaturalism, among others
-Main subject categories into which urban legends are often sorted—academe, animals, accidents, crime, celebrities, horror, sex—are also covered in depth.

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cheers m8

downloaded it, gonna have a read...........
 
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