Journal of American Folklore 126 (2013) model for strong ethnographic writing. Dorson is often glib and quick to make unsupportable generalizations, casually asserting that "every Cornishman is a character," and that "all Canadiens brim over with fearful supernatural superstitions" (pp. 103, 69). He writes, occasionally, in a thoroughly embarrassing brand of eye dialect, such as "[d]en de fire stopped and turned up de hill" (p. 83). And as a reviewer in Western Folklore wrote in 1953, we can only consider Dorson's collection thorough if we take into account that he was "an outsider" who had only a "limited time to collect" (Earl Clifton Beck, "Review: Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers by Richard M. Dorson," 12:66). Yet, even discounting James Leary's invaluable contributions, Dorson's text is still well worth re-reading. Its enthusiasm for its subject, its level of engagement with the folk, and the vigor with which it insists on folklore's relevance all still have a great deal to teach us today. KoasatiTraditionalNarratives. Trans. Geoffrey D. Kimball. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010. Pp. xxii + 303, preface, notes, appendices, pronunciation guide, illustrations.) Paulo Correia CEAO-University of the Algarve, Portugal This volume contains the first published collection of oral literature from
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