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The study of American folklore

Jan Harold Brunvand

The study of American folklore

an introduction

by Jan Harold Brunvand

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore -- United States -- Study and teaching

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    StatementJan Harold Brunvand.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 460 p. ;
    Number of Pages460
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23254169M
    ISBN 100393090485


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