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

Overview
Works: 223 works in 996 publications in 6 languages and 29,696 library holdings
Genres: Folk literature  Fiction  History  Personal narratives  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  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 )

100 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 3,558 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
Folktales told around the world by Richard M Dorson( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,964 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
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 1,888 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 )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research
Folklore and folklife, an introduction by Richard M Dorson( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 1,447 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 )

31 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Negro folktales by Richard M Dorson( Book )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 985 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
Folk legends of Japan by Richard M Dorson( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representative collection of 123 legends, with annotations
America begins; early American writing by Richard M Dorson( Book )

31 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of Ireland by Seán Ó Súilleabháin( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 868 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 )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and held by 852 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 834 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
Folktales of Chile by Yolando Pino Saavedra( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American folklore & the historian by Richard M Dorson( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 758 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 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of the millrats by Richard M Dorson( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of Richard Dorson's thirty years as folklorist have been spent collecting tales and legends in the remote backcountry, far from the centers of population. For this book he extended his search for folk traditions to one of the most heavily industrialized sections of the United States. Can folklore be found, he wondered, in the Calumet Region of northwest Indiana? Does it exist among the steelworkers, ethnic groups, and blacks in Gary, Whiting, East Chicago, and Hammond? In his usual entertaining style, Dorson shows that a rich and varied folklore exists in the Region. Although it differs from that of rural people, it is equally vital. Much of this urban lore finds expression in conversational anecdotes and stories that deal with pressing issues: the flight from the inner city, crime in the streets, working conditions in the steel mills, the maintenance of ethnic identity, the place of blacks in a predominantly white society. The folklore reveals strongly held attitudes such as the loathing of industrial work, resistance to assimilation, and black adoption of middle-class-white values. Miliworkers and mill executives, housewives, ethnic performers, storekeepers, and preachers tell their stories about the Region. The concerns that occupy them affect city dwellers throughout the United States. Land of the Millrats, though it depicts a special place, speaks for much of America
 
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Folktales told around the world
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Folktales told around the worldHandbook of American folkloreBuying 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
Alternative Names
Dorson, R. H.

Dorson, R. M. 1916-1981

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

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