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Brunvand, Jan Harold

Overview
Works: 106 works in 452 publications in 4 languages and 21,822 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Comics (Graphic works)  Folklore  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Collector, Depositor
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Most widely held works by Jan Harold Brunvand
American folklore : an encyclopedia by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The range of general topics covered runs from traditional areas like folklore scholarship, film and folklore, [etc.] ... to such leading-edge topics as bodylore, coding in American folk culture, cultural studies, computer folklore, empowerment, organizational folklore, and postmodernism."--Preface
Encyclopedia of urban legends by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents descriptions of hundreds of urban legends and their variations, themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre, including such tales as disappearing hitchhikers and hypodermic needles left in the coin slots of pay telephones
The study of American folklore; an introduction by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yan zhe min su cai liao de san da qun lei zhan kai:kou tou min su,Xi guan min su he wu zhi min su.Mei yi zhang xian jie shao suo she lei xing de ding yi,Zai miao shu qi ta ji li zi,Ran hou dui xiang ying de li lun ji yan jiu fang fa jin xing tao lun.Da bu fen li zi shi dang dai ying yi mei guo ren min su,Dan zai xu duo lei bie zhong yi you gu dai min su ji qi ta min zu de yi xie dian xing chuan tong
Too good to be true : the colossal book of urban legends by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a compilation of "urban legends," popular fables that describe presumably real events that happened to a friend of a friend, selected from a broad range of sources, including oral tradition, written versions, newspapers, literature, folklore studies, and the information superhighway
The vanishing hitchhiker : American urban legends and their meanings by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of examples of major American urban legends, one of the most common forms of contemporary American folklore, and explains their popular appeal
The choking doberman and other "new" urban legends by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses over forty stories of improbable events told as true and embelished with local details which the author calls urban legends
Curses! Broiled again! : the hottest urban legends going by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of all-new urban legends - those bizarre but believable stories about batter-fried rats, spiders in hairdos, Cabbage Patch dolls that get funerals, and the like that pass by word of mouth as being the gospel truth
The Mexican pet : more "new" urban legends and some old favorites by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth never stands in the way of a good story by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here he [the author] looks in detail at a dozen rampant and long-lived examples of this vigorous category of contemporary folklore, tracing their historyies, variations, sources, and meanings."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of urban legends, updated and expanded edition by Jan Harold Brunvand( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online"--Provided by publisher
Be afraid, be very afraid : the book of scary urban legends by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of over ninety frightening urban legends, arranged by theme
Folklore : a study and research guide by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The baby train and other lusty urban legends by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's premiere folk detective is back on the case, sniffing out those zany but dubious stories that "really happened" to a friend of your sister's boyfriend's accountant's mechanic. Jan Harold Brunvand - "Mr. Urban Legend" (Smithsonian) - tracks the most fabulous tales making today's cocktail-party circuit and shows why those stories that sound too good to be true probably are too good to be true. The Baby Train offers a revealing peek behind the story of "The Exploding Bra"; exposes the embarrassing source of "The Hairdresser's Error"; resurrects a "Failed Suicide" Buster Keeton would have died for; and shows why adults are better off not bringing their comic-book fantasies out of the closet. From "Superhero Hijinx" to "The Shocking Videotape" to "The Accidental Cannibal," The Baby Train uncovers the mysteries behind some of the bawdiest, goriest, funniest, most pyrotechnic urban legends yet. The eponymous episode - "The Baby Train" - sheds light on certain predawn activities that have linked unusually high birth rates to the whim of train schedule-makers. Hottest legend of the year? - undoubtedly "The Toothbrush Story." A couple is robbed while on vacation; the only items not stolen, two toothbrushes and a camera. When the film is developed, they discover
The big book of urban legends : adapted from the works of Jan Harold Brunvand by Robert Loren Fleming( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells approximately two hundred urban legends in comic-strip form, featuring classics like "The Hook," "Alligators in the Sewer," and many other familiar and lesser-known stories
Readings in American folklore( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of proverbs and proverbial phrases from books published by Indiana authors before 1890 by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

12 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for collectors of folklore in Utah by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taming of the shrew : a comparative study of oral and literary versions by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian settlers in Alberta by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casa frumoasă : the house beautiful in rural Romania by Jan Harold Brunvand( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone who has travelled in Romania or has an interest in the country may have admired the striking tradition of exterior house decoration. This book surveys and illustrates the historical forms of Romanian house decoration and examines the aesthetics of the designs and their functions
 
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Encyclopedia of urban legends
Alternative Names
Brunvald, Jan Harold

Brunvand, Jan

Brunvand, Jan H.

Brunvand, Jan H. 1933-

Brunvand, Jan Harold

Jan Harold Brunvand Amerikaans antropoloog

Jan Harold Brunvand US-amerikanischer Erzählforscher

Брунванд, Ян Гарольд

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ジャン・ハロルド・ブルンヴァン

ブルンヴァン, ジャン・ハロルド

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Encyclopedia of urban legendsThe study of American folklore; an introductionToo good to be true : the colossal book of urban legendsThe vanishing hitchhiker : American urban legends and their meaningsThe choking doberman and other "new" urban legendsCurses! Broiled again! : the hottest urban legends goingThe Mexican pet : more "new" urban legends and some old favoritesThe truth never stands in the way of a good story