The Hebrew Folktale History- Genre- Meaning

The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning

The Hebrew Folktale seeks to find and define the folk-elements of Jewish culture. Through the use of generic distinctions and definitions developed in folkloristics, Yassif describes the major trends-structural, thematic, and functional-of folk narrative in the central periods of Jewish culture.

“The most comprehensive account of its subject now available, this impressive study lives up to the encyclopedic promise of its title.” -Choice

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