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Inventing a Language for Love: Sex as Poetry and Play

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter describes sex as poetry and play. Our sexual experiences, the author suggests, must rise above the rote performances of “a bull in Wisconsin” if they are to play a significant part in ... More


“In This Folk-lore Land”: Establishing Race, Class, and Identity through Folklore Studies

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter asks why people recycle folklores. It explains that folklores are changed in order to satisfy the commercial, intellectual, personal, aesthetic, and communal needs of an individual or a ... More


Americans and the Folk Arts in Mexico: Tourism, Fine Art, Architecture, Interior Decoration, International Relations

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores how Americans used nationalistic Mexican folklores for their own purposes. Americans picked up on Mexican folklore. They had preconceived romantic ideas about Mexican ... More


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