The Latin American story finder : a guide to 470 tales from Mexico, Central America and South America–NEW eBOOK

latinamericanstoryfinderThe Latin American story finder : a guide to 470 tales from Mexico, Central America and South America, listing subjects and sources / Sharon Barcan Elswit. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015.

CONTENTS: Beginnings and balance : earth, sun, moon, night, people, floods, fire, sky, food, music (stories 1-33) — Journeys to other realms (stories 34-52) — Winning and losing with the gods (stories 53-85) — Making bargains, good and bad (stories 86-123) — The community (stories 124-166) — Reaching out with kindness (stories 166-179) — Seeking justice (stories 180-196) — Punishments and rewards : teaching good and wise behavior (stories 197-231) — When cultures, classes or species collide (stories 232-265) — Defenders of the earth (stories 266-289) — Between husbands and wives (stories 290-311) — For love (stories 312-348) — Supernatural seducers (stories 349-365) — Tricksters and fools (stories 365-415) — Heroic rescues and magical escapes (stories 416-441) — Strange and mysterious encounters (stories 442-470) — Appendix A. Indigenous peoples by country, with alternate names — Appendix B. Glossary.

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About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis