The Bosom Serpent: Folklore and Popular Art

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In our high-tech, consumerist culture, traditional folklore has found itself revived in an eclectic mix of popular works from B-movies, TV shows, and superhero comics to pulp novels and supermarket tabloids. With a strong emphasis on narrative and very little reliance on aesthetics, these forms of popular entertainment have often defied analysis. The Bosom Serpent fills this gap by revealing the pervasive similarities between traditional folklore motifs and our contemporary forms of amusement. By examining a variety of ...

The Bosom Serpent: Folklore and Popular Art 2000, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820445144

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The Bosom Serpent: Folklore and Popular Art 1988, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9780877451938

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