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New York Folklore Vol. 6. Nos. 3-4, 1980
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NY Folklore Vol. 6, No.3-4


Vol. 6, Nos. 3-4, 1980

Robert Louis Stevenson Helen Fraser 95

Helen Fraser
Louis C. Jones 109

Modern Anglo-American Variants of the Frog Prince (At 440)
Wolfgang Mieder 111

Variant, Dialect, and Region: An Exploration in the Geography of Tradition
W. F. H. Nicolaisen 137

Reflections on Field Research in the Folklife Sciences
Simon J. Bronner 151

St. Anthony’s Day in Cortland: “La Festa” in Central New York
Louis M. Vanaria 161
Folktales, Fictions and Meta-Fictions: Their Interaction in Robert Coover’s Pricksongs & Descants Cristina Bacchilega 171

“By Hook or by Crook”: New Look at the Autograph Book
Meguido Zola 185

Mrs. Rorer and New York Foodways
Emma Seifrit Weigley 195

Note Regarding Garage Sale Folklore
Donald E. Gavin 209

Book Review: Folklore From Kansas (William E. Koch)
Margaret M. Bryant 211




“When I was in Mississippi on a collecting project, an informant asked me, ‘How can a New Yorker study Mississippians?’ I told him that because of our differences I could recognize traditions he took for granted, and because of our similarities I could understand many other traditions. He seemed quite satisfied with my answer, but the fieldworker implicitly faces this difficult question in every field situation.” From the “Reflections on Field Research in the Folklife Sciences,” by Simon J. Bronner

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