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Folk Literature: The Unconscious Memory of Mankind


by William Jay Jacobs ó 1966

Folk tales and legends provide a natural entry for children into the world of the imagination. They satisfy, too, the inate desire of most to connect their lives in some way with the pastówith tradition, ritual, ceremony. In the innocent charm of folk literature mankind has preserved a rich storehouse of racial memory. It is a heritage to which we may return again and again.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 3, 1966, p. 275-276
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2132, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 5:22:50 PM

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