Book Reviews lorists, rather than devoting more time to Scottish legends and proverbs. These quibbles notwithstanding, I find this work to be a useful resource for anyone who is interested in Scottish traditions and culture. The Pied Piper: A Handbook. By Wolfgang Mieder. Greenwood Folklore Handbooks. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. Pp. xi + 189, illustrations, glossary, bibliography, Web resources, index.) Marc Pierce University of Texas at Austin The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (der Rattenfänger von Hameln, literally meaning "the rat catcher of Hamelin") is short and easily retold: in 1284, the town of Hamelin in Germany was plagued by rats and hired a piper dressed in colorful clothes to get rid of them. He played the pipe and led the rats out of the town to drown in a nearby river. However, the town fathers refused to pay him his fee, so he played his pipe again, this time leading 130 children out of the town as revenge. And yet, despite (or perhaps because of) its brevity, the story of the Pied Piper has served as inspiration for numerous stories, poems, artworks, and advertisements, among others. To cite a few relevant examples, poems by
Journal of American Folklore – American Folklore Society
Published: Oct 4, 2012
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera