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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions.qStorytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folkloreq brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.One example is the story of Okiku, who worked as a maid at the home of the samurai Tessan Aoyama. ... Ask the Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World. New York: Puffin, 2002. Schwartz, Alvin. More Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark.

Author:Josepha Sherman
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-26


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