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Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer) 1916-1981

Overview
Works: 205 works in 936 publications in 6 languages and 29,315 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Honoree, Compiler, Depositor
Classifications: GR105, 398.0973
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Most widely held works by Richard M Dorson
American folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )

76 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the entire field of America folklore-folkways jests, boasts, tall tales, ballads, and legendary heroes-from the era of colonization to the present age of mass culture
America in legend : folklore from the colonial period to the present by Richard M Dorson( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at our nation's past and development through tales, humor and contemporary hero tales
Handbook of American folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research
Folktales told around the world by Richard M Dorson( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentic field-recorded texts of over one hundred tales recited by story-tellers from forty-six cultures around the world, collected as a representative sampling of the world's folk traditions
Folklore and folklife, an introduction by Richard M Dorson( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the characteristics of folk cultures and discusses the procedures used by social scientists to study folklife
Buying the wind: regional folklore in the United States by Richard M Dorson( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of tales, songs, riddles, proverbs and other items of folklore from seven regional cultures of the U.S.A
African folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasant customs and savage myths; selections from the British folklorists by Richard M Dorson( Book )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America rebels; narratives of the patriots by Richard M Dorson( Book )

32 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Negro folktales by Richard M Dorson( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a superb collection from the folktale repertoire of Negro Americans. It includes not only the well-known stories of talking animals, but also the cycle concerning Old Master and his clever slave John, and ranges from supernatural accounts of specters and bogies, through comical and satirical anecdotes, to the more realistic reports of racial injustice
America begins; early American writing by Richard M Dorson( Book )

27 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk legends of Japan by Richard M Dorson( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true folk legend, as distinguished from the fairy tale or literary embellishment, is one of the sure keys to a people's beliefs, customs, and ways of thinking. Japan possesses more such legends than any Occidental country. And yet this great body of legendry, with its wealth of meaning, its significance and itssheer fascination, has until now been only rarely available in English translations usually in out-of-the-way publications. The present volume presents a representative collection of over one hundred Japanese folk legends. These have been selected by a distinguished American folklori
Folktales of Ireland by Seán Ó Súilleabháin( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few countries can boast such a plentitude of traditional folktales as Ireland. In 1935, the creation of The Irish Folklore Commission set in motion the first organized efforts of collecting and studying a multitude of folktales, both written as well as those of the Irish oral tradition. The Commission has collected well over a million pages of manuscripts. Folktales of Ireland offers chief archivist Sean O'Sullivan's representation of this awe-inspiring collection. These tales represent the first English language collection of Gaelic folktales
The British folklorists; a history by Richard M Dorson( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloodstoppers & bearwalkers; folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula by Richard M Dorson( Book )

24 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of Chile by Yolando Pino Saavedra( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore and fakelore : essays toward a discipline of folk studies by Richard M Dorson( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: DorsonRichard M.: Richard M. Dorson is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University. He is review editor of the Journal of American Folklore and author of Jonathan Draws the Long Bow, a collection of New England tales
American folklore & the historian by Richard M Dorson( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore: selected essays by Richard M Dorson( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore in the modern world by Richard M Dorson( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and German and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Handbook of American folklore
Alternative Names
Dorson, R. H.

Dorson, R. M. 1916-1981

Dorson, R. M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981

Dorson, Richard M.

Dorson, Richard M. 1916-

Dorson, Richard M. 1916-1981

Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981

Dorson, Richard Mercer

Dorson, Rižard M. 1916-1981

Mercer Dorson, Richard 1916-

Richard Dorson

Richard Dorson American folklorist

Richard Dorson Amerikaans antropoloog (1916-1981)

ドーソン, リチャード・M

リチャード・ドーソン (民俗学者)

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Handbook of American folkloreFolktales told around the worldBuying the wind: regional folklore in the United StatesPeasant customs and savage myths; selections from the British folkloristsFolktales of IrelandThe British folklorists; a historyBloodstoppers & bearwalkers; folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula