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Dégh, Linda

Overview
Works: 113 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 6,903 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Case studies  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Collector, Honoree, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: GR154.7.K39, 398
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Most widely held works about Linda Dégh
 
Most widely held works by Linda Dégh
Folktales of Hungary by Linda Degh( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales and society; story-telling in a Hungarian peasant community by Linda Dégh( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American folklore and the mass media by Linda Dégh( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional storytelling today : an international sourcebook by Margaret Read MacDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional Storytelling Today explores the diversity of contemporary storytelling traditions and provides a forum for in-depth discussion of interesting facets of comtemporary storytelling. Never before has such a wealth of information about storytelling traditions been gathered together. Storytelling is alive and well throughout the world as the approximately 100 articles by more than 90 authors make clear. Most of the essays average 2,000 words and discuss a typical storytelling event, give a brief sample text, and provide theory from the folklorist. A comprehensive index is provided. Bibliographies afford the reader easy access to additional resources
Legend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genre by Linda Dégh( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legend and Belief is a descriptive and analytical study of the legend, the most prolific and characteristic form of folklore in contemporary Western civilization. Not that the legend does not have ancient roots; like the tale, the joke, the ballad, the proverb, or mummery, it was part of an archaic, preindustrial tradition. But the legends - as old as conversation and debate about problems of the human condition - has been able to survive the technological innovations of our time. Legend has remained contemporaneous, while many other genres succumbed to their own anachronism. The legend's concerns are universal and eternal, touching upon the most sensitive areas of our existence. This is why stories about supernatural encounters, possessions, divine and infernal miracles, evil spirits, monsters, and prophetic dreams, as well as horror stories about the criminally insane, continue to proliferate in the urban/industrial world. Industrial advancement has not changed the basic fragility of human life, and the commercialization and consumer orientation of the mass media has actually helped legends travel faster and farther. Legends are communicated not only orally, face to face, but also in the press, on radio and television, on countless Web sites, and by e-mail, perpetuating new waves of the "culture of fear.""--Jacket
Hungarian folktales : the art of Zsuzsanna Palkó by Zsuzsanna Palkó( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Indiana folklore : a reader by Linda Dégh( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in East European folk narrative by Linda Dégh( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives in society : a performer-centered study of narration by Linda Dégh( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What distinguishes folklorists from representatives of related disciplines who do similar things - go to the field, collect intentional data and subject them to rigorous analysis and interpretation - for diverse disciplinary purposes? Folklorists are unique in their study of folklore for its own sake, as the folk creates, adapts, recreates stories, songs, dances and proverbs. The folklorist observes personal creativity as individuals shape traditional materials, assisted by a critical audience and sanctioned by a tradition-minded community." "The twenty essays in this book, divided into four sections, represent the author's ideas, theories and methodological approaches to folk narrative. The first makes the case for narrator-orientation as a field-ethnography-based humanistic approach; the second introduces the narrator's personality and Weltanschauung as key to his/her motivation and art; the third discusses the intricacies and dynamics of story-transmission and dissemination; and the fourth presents case studies that illustrate Linda Degh's method of analysis of narrative performance. She focuses on individual creators of variants that link up in processes of narrative development leading to dissemination, and the formation of types and subtypes. She shows how much more this method can reveal of the nature of folklore."--Jacket
Folklore today : a Festschrift for Richard M. Dorson by Henry Glassie( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People in the tobacco belt : four lives by Linda Dégh( Book )

17 editions published in 1975 in English and German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Märchen, Erzähler und Erzählgemeinschaft; dargestellt an der ungarischen Volksüberlieferung by Linda Dégh( Book )

13 editions published in 1962 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore on two continents : essays in honor of Linda Dégh by Harry Gammerdinger( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People in the tobacco belt by Linda Dégh( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genre by Linda Dégh( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magyar népmesék by Gyula Ortutay( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dialectics of the legend by Linda Dégh( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kakasdi népmesék by Linda Dégh( Book )

in Hungarian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some questions of the social function of storytelling by Linda Dégh( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungarian folktales : the art of Zsuzsanna Palkó by Linda Dégh( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American folklore and the mass media
Alternative Names
Dégh 1920- Linda

Degh, Linda

Dégh, Linda, 1920-

Dégh-Vázsonyi

Dégh-Vázsonyi, Linda

Dégh-Vázsonyi, Linda 1920-2014

Doctor

Doctor, Linda

Linda Dégh

Linda Dégh Folklorist

Linda Dégh Hongaars antropologe (1918-2014)

Linda Dégh ungarische Hochschullehrerin, Folkloristin

Vázsonyi

Vázsonyi, Endréné

デーグ・リンダ

琳达·德

Languages
English (143)

German (14)

Hungarian (7)

Covers
Traditional storytelling today : an international sourcebookLegend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genreHungarian folktales : the art of Zsuzsanna PalkóIndiana folklore : a readerNarratives in society : a performer-centered study of narrationLegend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genre