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Folklore of Canada

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Folk tales, legends, tall tales, jokes, riddles, myths, sea shanties - all types of folklore, from every corner of Canada, make up this classic collection by one of the most prominent folklorists in Canada today.
From the hilarious to the eerie, from the simple to the profound, the "hidden culture" found within the pages of this book is drawn from English and French Canadia
Paperback, 349 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 1976)
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Ira Therebel
Mar 06, 2015 Ira Therebel rated it really liked it
Canada may be a young country and some may be mistaken that it doesn't have any own culture and traditions, but in reality this isn't so. This book by Edith Fowke, somebody who studied Canadian folklore and published about 20 books on it, is a good introduction to the topic.

The book includes any kind of folklore in it. There are songs, fairy tales, legends, riddles, food jokes, traditions and games. And the origin of those are also vary widespread, we have the section on what came from the Nativ
After finishing Blood Meridian, I've been checking out the Fiends in other stories. This collection has a nice Quebecois tale of the handsome stranger who arrives at a dance, sweeps everyone away with his skill, then is banished by a grandmother with a vial of holy water.
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