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The author of the book: Jan Harold Brunvand
Edition: Random House Mondadori
Date of issue: June 2004
ISBN: 8497932617
ISBN 13: 9788497932615
Language: English
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Although this book is more of an intellectual study rather than simply a volume of tall tales, Brunvand’s compilation still makes for an interesting read. These urban legends are tall tales which could have occurred easily within our society. Often, Brunvand tries to get to the bottom of the story by tracing it to its source; although often with little success. It’s obvious that many of the stories have had their facts changed too many times for the entertainment value; and there are some things that you simply wouldn’t do. For instance; if it was your birthday would you really abandon you’re your car to walk several miles home? At the end of the volume; Brunvand also fails to reach a conclusion at the end of the volume, instead decides to list parodies of some of the urban legends that he’s just investigated; illustrating how gullible some people can be. It just goes to show that the truth does not stand in the way of a good story, which makes it too good to be true!


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Ebook El Fabuloso Libro De Las Leyendas Urbanas read Online! Jan Harold Brunvand (born 1933) is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah in the United States, best known for spreading the concept of the urban legend, or modern folklore. Before his work, folk tales were associated with ancient times or rural cultures; Brunvand's breakthrough was to take concepts developed in the academic study of traditional folktales and apply them to stories circulating in the modern world.

Brunvand is the author of several well-known books on the topic of urban legends, starting with The Vanishing Hitchhiker in 1981. This book brought urban legends to popular attention in the United States. Follow-up works include The Choking Doberman (1984), The Mexican Pet (1988), Curses! Broiled Again! (1990), The Baby Train (1993), and others. He also edited the one-volume American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (1996), as well as several textbooks.

Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Brunvand received a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University in 1961. He taught at several U.S. universities before joining the University of Utah in 1966. He retired in 1996, but remains a popular speaker and writer; he gave the keynote address at the 2003 meeting of the Missouri Folklore Society, of which he is a longtime member.


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