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New York Folklore Vol. 10. Nos. 1-2, Winter-Spring, 1984
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NEW YORK FOLKLORE
Vol. 10, Nos. 1–2, Winter-Spring 1984

CONTENTS

Editor’s Preface   1

Articles
Evaluating Psychoanalytic Folklore: Are Freudians Ever Right?
Gary Alan Fine 5

"The Palm at the End of the Mind," or Narrative Fortune Telling as Urban Folk Therapy
Brian Rusted 21

Becoming White: Notes on an Italian-American Explanation of Evil Eye
Michael Buonanno 39

Traits of the Female Hero: The Application of Raglan’s Concept of Hero Trait Patterning
Mary Ann Jezewski 55

Folklore Notes

Three Folktales of Early Lebanese
Immigrants to New York State
Eugene Paul Nassar 75

Barnum’s Island, N.Y.: Fact or Fabrication?
Joann P. Krieg 83

Myth and the Principle of Predestination in Yoruba Folk Culture
'Bade Ajuwon 89

Review Essay

Dorson’s Farewell
Bruce Jackson 99

Reviews
Norm Cohen, Long Steel Rail


Christopher A. LaLonde
113

Roger Abrahams, African Folktales
Lee Haring 116

David Tatham, Abraham Tuthill: Portrait Painter in the Young Republic
John Braunlein 119

Contributors to This Issue
  121

Information for Contributors and Guide to Style
  122


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“Evil eye is an attribute. He who ‘has the evil eye’ (tiene il malocchio) casts a malevolent power into an object simply by gazing upon it. This malevolent power is referred to as envy (invidia). Once cast, envy acts as a disease ... Headache, impotency, and fever are some of the symptoms of envy once cast into a human object.” From the “Becoming White: Notes on an Italian-American Explanation of Evil Eye” by Michael Buonanno



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