Folk literature (oral literature, "orature") comprises the verbal forms of folklore, and includes larger narratives such as folktales, and smaller forms such as proverbs, riddles, and rhymes. Although usually transmitted by word of mouth, some forms are transmitted in writing, such as graffiti on walls, or urban legends in emails. Essential to folk literature is its existence in multiple variants. Literature Folklore Society.
Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works. More restrictively, it is writing considered as an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature is writing considered to be an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage.
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- Philosophy and literature - Philosophy and literature involves the literary treatment of philosophers and philosophical themes, and the philosophical treatment of issues raised by literature.
- The Encyclopedia Mythica www
On-line encyclopedia on mythology, Encyclopedia Mythica, folklore, and legend, containing definitions of deities, fabulous creatures and places, as well as images and stories.
- Online Folklore Home Page www
Online course materials offered by the College of Siskiyous. Folklore Home Page.
- Stories Mysteries of Canada www
Stories of mysterious Canadian history, Canada, geography, myths, and legends. Features searchable story index, investigator profiles, researcher tips, and links of interest. Mysteries of Canada.
- Discussing Small Forms of Verbal Folklore www
Discussing several minor forms such as proverbs, Forms of Verbal Folklore, riddles, oaths and calls, with examples from Lithuanian folklore. Small Forms of Verbal Folklore.
- Online Folklore www
Online course materials by Mary Magoulick, Folklore, Georgia College and State University. Folklore.
- Extensive The Gold Scales www
Extensive collection of traditional and modern wisdom, Gold Scales, tales and lore (in Norwegian and English). The Gold Scales.
- International Tales of Faerie Worldwide www
International faerie stories. Tales of Faerie Worldwide.
- Student Folktales from Around the World www
Student project presenting three Laotian and five Arabic folktales. Folktales from Around the World.
- Biography Ivan Krylov (1769-1844) www
Biography and bibliography of Russia's most famous fabulist. Krylov (1769-1844). Ivan Krylov (1769-1844).
- A The Stuffed Fabulist www
A collection of contemporary fables, Stuffed Fabulist, parables, and other reports of "things that go bump in the night." The Stuffed Fabulist.
- Introduction Unseen Creatures www
Introduction to the traditional myths and legends of water monsters, Creatures, weird animals and humanoids. Unseen Creatures.
- Essay The Swan Maidens www
Essay by Sabine Baring-Gould offering a cross-cultural overview of swan maidens; first published in 1866-1868. The Swan Maidens.
- Research Bluebeard www
Research devoted to the classic European folktale about a serial wife-murderer. Bluebeard.
- By The Pied Piper of Hamelin www
By Robert Browning (1888), Pied Piper of Hamelin, illustrated by Kate Greenaway; e-text at Indiana University Libraries. The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- Database Ghost Source www
Database of ghost encounters, Source, haunted locations, and field guide. Includes interview with psychics and books. Ghost Source.
- Ghost True Ghost Stories www
Ghost encounter in haunted houses with photos and investigation. Ghost Stories. Includes prayers. True Ghost Stories.
- On Kilroy Was Here www
On the origin of the phrase and the accompanying image of Kilroy. Kilroy Was Here.
- Graffiti Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall www
Graffiti art and graffiti style writing from around the world. Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall.
- Created American Folklife Center, Library of Congress www
Created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife, Folklife Center, Library of Congress," the Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
- Wolfgang Archer Taylor www
Wolfgang Mieder's biographical sketch of the University of California Professor of Folklore Archer Taylor, Taylor, and his work as a paremiologist - collector of proverbs. Archer Taylor.
- Alexa: Literature Folklore
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Literature Folklore
- DMOZ: Literature Folklore
dmoz.org Directory: Literature Folklore