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

Overview
Works: 221 works in 735 publications in 2 languages and 26,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Folklore  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Collector, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Honoree, ed, Depositor
Classifications: GR105, 398.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard M Dorson
American folklore by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
46 editions published between 1959 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,137 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 )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,972 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 )
17 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research
Folktales told around the world by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,520 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 )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 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 )
26 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 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 )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peasant customs and savage myths; selections from the British folklorists by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America begins; early American writing by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America rebels; narratives of the patriots by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
21 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Negro folktales by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folk legends of Japan by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 934 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
The British folklorists; a history by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folklore and fakelore : essays toward a discipline of folk studies by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American folklore & the historian by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bloodstoppers & bearwalkers; folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folklore: selected essays by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and beast in American comic legend by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land of the millrats by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in Japanese folklore by Richard M Dorson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dorson, R. H.
Dorson, R. M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981
Dorson, Richard M.
Dorson, Richard M. 1916-
Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981
Dorson, Richard Mercer
Dorson, Richard Mercer, 1916-
Dorson, Rižard M., 1916-1981
ドーソン, リチャード・M
Languages
English (307)
Serbian (1)
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