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An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins,…
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An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other… (urspr publ 1976; utgåvan 1978)

av Katharine M. Briggs

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A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more.
Medlem:wayneandmelinda
Titel:An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures
Författare:Katharine M. Briggs
Info:New York: Pantheon Books (1978), Hardcover, 482 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Taggar:vampires, size:large, nonfiction, folklore

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An Encyclopedia of Fairies av Katharine Briggs (1976)

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A wonderful compendium of the folkloric inhabitants of the British Isles.

In addition to entries about the Little People, there are also entries on certain folkloric motifs, such as Shapeshifting and Captives in Fairyland, and on prominent collectors of tales and writers upon the subject.

As well as the usual index and bibliography, the book also has an Index of Types and Motifs, by which folklore tales have been categorised, thus making it easy to compare similarities between stories which sometimes span the length of the land. This is also facilitated by the entries being cross-referenced within the text (rather like a hyper-text webpage).

Although not a book that I would read from cover-to-cover, it's fun to dip into: often, having gone to look up a particular entry, I find that I've lost half an hour or so flitting from topic to another.

There are also line illustrations throughout, and a set of monochrome plates showing classic depictions of fairies, elves, goblins, et al.

In summary, an excellent and engaging reference work. ( )
2 rösta Michael.Rimmer | Mar 30, 2013 |
Book Description: New York: Pantheon Books ( 1976 ). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Dust Jacket. First American edition, NF/VG, black cloth, index, line drawings and full page photo illustrations, text is bright and fresh-in NF cond.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
An excellent resource for all things fairy ( )
  BrendanCarroll | Mar 1, 2010 |
Helpful with identifying & creating your own wildest dreams, if you're a fantasy buff or a writer. ( )
  missmaddie | Dec 28, 2008 |
One of those dip inable books that craft a story and an explanation in one. Wonderful background reading for so many aspects of life!
  sarah.arkle | Aug 20, 2007 |
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"Dr. Briggs brings to her subject both a formidable background in folk scholarship and a lively pen. This absorbing, sensitive, and well-written book will be a valuable single-volume reference work in the study of folklore, mythology, and literature. Even for the general reader-browser, it is a treasure as sprightly and appealing as the fairies themselves."
tillagd av lquilter | ändraSouthern Folklore Quarterly
 
"Dr. Briggs brings to her subject both a formidable background in folk scholarship and a lively pen. This absorbing, sensitive, and well-written book will be a valuable single-volume reference work in the study of folklore, mythology, and literature. Even for the general reader-browser, it is a treasure as sprightly and appealing as the fairies themselves."
tillagd av lquilter | ändraSouthern Folklore Quarterly
 
"What Briggs has done is to recover fairies from the nursery (and to a degree from formal literature and painting as well) and restore to them their diversity, complexity, and astonishingly subtle relationship with mortal men and women.... These stories are designed to awaken consciousness."
tillagd av lquilter | ändraNewsweek, Peter S. Prescott
 
"An Encyclopedia offers a supernatural host of legends, ballads, folk tales -- and more than enough hobgoblins and dragons to fill minds little or large. The entries are informative and scholarly without being stuffy. A good thing, too. Fairies like to play tricks on the serious."
tillagd av lquilter | ändraTime Magazine
 
"If myths are both the food and fruit of the imagination, then Katharine Briggs has prepared a banquet.... There seems to be no end to the information in this enchanted almanac."
tillagd av lquilter | ändraNew York Times Book Review
 

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The word "fairy" is used in various ways. There are a number of slang and cant uses of the word, varying from time to time, which are beside the point for this book.
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A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more.

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