Encyclopedia of Urban Legends: Updated and Expanded Edition

By Brunvand, Jan Harold

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ISBN
978-1-59884-720-8
Publisher
ABC-CLIO


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Reviewed on October 15, 2012  |  Social Science

Brunvand (English, emeritus, Univ. of Utah; The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings) is considered a leading expert on urban legend, and in addition to the 2001 edition of this set has written many other works on folklore, myth, and legend. This edition of his anthology of domestic and international urban legends includes updates to and expansions of the original 200 entries as well as 100 new ones. Most entries provide a summary and sample version of a specific legend (e.g., “The Accidental Cannibals,” “Blue Star Acid,”) and tend to run about a page in length. Essays are arranged alphabetically and helpful cross-references for alternative legend names are inclu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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