Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook

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This is an authoritative presentation and discussion of the most basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature. The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations. Entries are keyed to the Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson and grouped according to that Index's scheme. The reference also ...

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook 2004, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780765612601

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