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The Vanishing Hitch hiker The book that launched America s urban legend obsession The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand s first popular book on urban legends and it remains a classic The culmination of twenty years

  • Title: The Vanishing Hitch-hiker
  • Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
  • ISBN: 9780393014730
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Vanishing Hitch-hiker By Jan Harold Brunvand, The book that launched America s urban legend obsession The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand s first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must have for urban legend lovers.About the Author Jan Harold Brunvand lives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus aThe book that launched America s urban legend obsession The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand s first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must have for urban legend lovers.About the Author Jan Harold Brunvand lives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus at the University of Utah.
    Vanishing hitchhiker The Vanishing Hitchhiker Snopes According to folklorist Jan Brunvand, the legend of the vanishing hitchhiker evolved from earlier European stories, usually about travelers on horseback In Hawaii, the hitchhiker became associated The Vanishing Hitchhiker LiveAbout The Vanishing Hitchhiker Also known as The Ghost Hitchhiker, The Phantom Hitchhiker and The Lady in White A newlywed couple, Nathan and Heather, were driving up the northern California coast to spend their dream honeymoon in a quaint bed and breakfast with a seaside view. The Vanishing Hitchhiker subject Crossword Quiz Answers Below is the solution for The Vanishing Hitchhiker subject crossword clue This clue was last seen on November LA Times Crossword Answers in the LA Times crossword puzzle While searching our database we found possible solution matching the query The Vanishing Hitchhiker subject. The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban Legends and Their The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand s first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is The Vanishing Hitchhikers True Ghost Stories Apr , Vanishing hitchhikers have been reported for centuries and the story is found across the world, with many variants The archetypal modern vanishing hitchhiker is a figure seen in the headlights of a car traveling by night with a single occupant The figure adopts the stance of a hitchhiker The motorist stops and offers the figure a lift. The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban Legends and Their The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand s first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must have for urban legend lovers Read Read less Inspire a love of reading with Prime Book Box for Kids The Vanishing Hitchhiker Urban Legend Scary For Kids Sep , The Vanishing Hitchhiker is a scary urban legend about a young girl who is on her way to a dance one night A boy who is driving down a lonely country road sees her and stops to give her a ride in his car This story is also known as Lavender , The Hitchhiking Ghost and Creepy Vanishing Hitchhiker Ghosts Eskify One of the most common themes in ghost stories is the vanishing hitchhiker, a hitchhiker met by lonely travelers on dark nights Before long, the hitchhiker suddenly disappears as if it were a ghostly spirit Many of these stories are genuinely chilling, and are incredibly widespread, being told everywhere from Korea to Iceland.

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    1. 3 stars almost feels too low, given how ravenously I read this book But I feel it had too much simple recounting of urban legends, and not enough analysis of what they tell about social insecurities, like the book allegedly set out to.I ve always been fascinated by dreams and what they tell us about our subconscious, and urban legends are the same for social consciousness And understanding this is going to be and important in age of fake news and internet echo chambers I feel like this book wa [...]

    2. Calling The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban Legends and Their Meanings a work of horror is, perhaps, a tad exploitative And yet one cannot deny the power of the urban legend to creep us out While Brunvand penned this book as the result of his work in the world of folklore research back in the 1960s and 1970s, and its 1981 publication leaves it than a little dated by today s standards, it s still one of the most eminently readable books on the subject today Rather than simply collecting and [...]

    3. Somewhere between andThis summer, I m going to Tumblr blog the entire Scary Stories Treasury Before I dive into it, I wanted to get some background info on urban legends I first learned about ULs from my battered and loved copy of the Werewolf Storytellers Handbook, and that spoke very highly of The Vanishing Hitchhiker, so I dived in.So, how is it Academically, a brilliant treatise on how storytelling changes Entertainment wise a mixed bag.The chapters I like, I really enjoyed Anything involvi [...]

    4. The two stars are for the amusing legends themselves I especially liked dead grandma strapped to the roof of the car as well as the dead cat one The rest of the book attempts to analyze these rumors, false stories and just plain amusements to explain parts of our society, which is not only dull it is sometimes silly each chapter has at least 2 pages of footnotes Getting through the first chapter was challenging.The author has a master s degree in folklore which educated me as I had never heard o [...]

    5. This reader wants to thank OpenlibraryThis book is not available in Italy well, I couldn t find it anywhere and I was almost tempted to delete it from my to read list I m fond of urban legends and this book is a sort of must read for whoever wants to know about classic tales of folklore You ll find the whole lot the vanishing hitchhiker, the dead granma whose body is stolen with the car, the babysitter cooking the baby in the oven and the old lady drying her poodle in the microwave And , of cou [...]

    6. This was a fun, if light, look at some popular American urban legends and their potential origins The analysis on their meanings was a little thin, but the book was apparently meant as a general introduction to folklore, so I guess that makes sense.

    7. My 2009 bookcrossing review I really enjoyed this book It s an interesting look at the folklore of today, and even though it was written in 1981 the year I was born incidentally there are things in this that I recognise I remember similar versions of a lot of the stories in here from when I was at primary school The only difference being that we just told them as ghost stories we never suggested that they had actually happened or we knew someone involved But somehow we must have heard these stor [...]

    8. Jan Harold Brunvand s The Vanishing Hitchhiker is the first of several books he has published which take a scholarly look at Urban Legends Where did these legends start, how have they evolved to fit a new time or situation Urban Legends are interesting stories, as you will find people who are swear that they happened usually not to them, but to a friend or a relation or a relation of a friend, etc , and you can even find cases where they are reported as happening They can be based on something w [...]

    9. The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban legends and their MeaningsJan Harold BrunvandThis was an enjoyable and informative book, I have always been interested in the phenomena of urban Legends the mechanism of how they occur and spread and the reason for them In general the answer appears to be that they address societal anxiety or concerns In the legend that gives the story it s title a driver picks up a hitch hiker who in some versions gives a warning of impending problems and vanishes It turn [...]

    10. Though a bit outdated, this book is an entertaining read and a fascinating insight into what we humans are afraid of I certainly believed the babysitter horror stories when I was growing up, as well as a few of the other stories A lot of the urban legends discussed in this book I had never heard of, but many others I remember hearing some version of them from someone who heard it from their cousin s friend s mother in law and insisted that it was true And of course, I never thought to doubt them [...]

    11. Jan Harold Brunvand collects some of the most well known urban legends in the US, traces them to their possible origins, and explores their importance to society as reinforcers of conventional morality I remember seeing the author interviewed on the David Letterman Show back when the book was first published in the early 80s It took me a long time to get around to reading it, but the topic is timeless and Brunvand s analysis has not aged at all Today, we have websites such as Snopes to help us s [...]

    12. Jan Harold Brunvand collects some of the most well known urban legends in the US, traces them to their possible origins, and explores their importance to society as reinforcers of conventional morality I remember seeing the author interviewed on the David Letterman Show back when the book was first published in the early 80s It took me a long time to get around to reading it, but the topic is timeless and Brunvand s analysis has not aged at all Today, we have websites such as Snopes to help us s [...]

    13. Decent collection of American urban legends most of which I ve heard before, even post Snopes.With the exception of Red Velvet Cake, which I m not sure why it was included How does that story even count as an urban legend The explanations of their meanings are good enough, too.Some interpretations can become laughable, though, which is the case for pretty much any Freudian take on these tales How, exactly, does one penetrate a car door handle And why would a descent downstairs into the basement [...]

    14. Oh how I love this I found I kept putting reading it so it would last longer Ghost themed urban legends Schwartz and Gammell s Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark are where I first began an interest in reading generally as a child,and in folklore in particular I am biased, however I think this work is both approachable and comprehensible to even the person with a casual interest in the topic Brunvald also keeps an extensive and organized section of notes for those who want to dig deeper As a teach [...]

    15. The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban Legends and Their Meanings, by Jan Harold Brunvand, is part of a series on American Urban Legends, many of which I devoured as a tween Re reading this book two decades later, I m a little surprised at myself because it s much drier than I remember The subject, though, is still fascinating and especially interesting is the exhortation to readers to collect and consider the urban legends they encounter for fear they ll be lost or die out or something Luckily [...]

    16. I put this book under non fiction even though it s a collection of urban legends But why, you might ask, would I do that This books is presented as a teaching text, it was made in an attempt to provide the reader w a good understanding, not only of the most popular urban legends, but also some cultural context around it.The stories are, as you can imagine, great as are the theories Jan Harold Brunvand provides.I read this book than once over the years and consider it to be one of the best finds [...]

    17. This book was used as a textbook in a Special Topics Folklore class I took at University of Arkansas Fort Smith.As a textbook, this book is quite a dream It is easy and interesting to read and I enjoyed the assignments from it The book very clearly explains and compares various urban legends and categorizes them into concise areas Brunvand does an excellent job of showing the varying nature of similar stories and attempts to trace these legends back to their origins Overall, a great textbook for [...]

    18. Before there was snopes there was The Vanishing Hitchhiker These books would have me alternating between intrigue and fear as I flipped from legend to legend as a kid Now, keep in mind it also gives you information about the root of a legend and variations than you might care to know but I loved it I felt like I was taking a college course at 10 years old The entire collection of these books have been on my shelf ever sinceey are great to reference when people start to tell something that happe [...]

    19. Ghost stories and urban legends are my favorite things to read about in a non fiction context This had a fairly amusing collection on the legends themselves as well as several interesting variants and thier sources However I found the analysis portion of each chapter somewhat lacking Part of it is very much the fact the publication date of 1981 and the constant evolution of urban legends not to mention the advent of the internet which brought in all sorts of weird makes this book feel very dated [...]

    20. You ve heard the legends whether it is the top secret recipe someone ended up paying 300 for and now wants to share with the world, or the babysitter who is told by the operator that the scary calls she keeps getting are coming from upstairs The premise was fascinating urban legends, how they started, and what they say about our society However, the execution was unbelievably dry 2 1 2 stars, I had much higher expectations for this book Book club book for October Liz Garcia

    21. This is a classic study of urban legends and modern folklore, and basically is the book that brought the term urban legend into the mainstream It wasn t quite as in depth as I remembered it being, possibly because I ve read many such books since I first read it back in highschool Still, I m glad to have re read it, and I m pleased that I now own my own copy.

    22. A fascinating and fun examination of urban legends up through the 70 s Although they re a bit dated, the application of the study is timeless, and the stories of course evolve throughout history as we change Fantastic read I read this for a folklore class and I plan on reading by this author.

    23. An interesting read,what I found most interesting was that people will argue the veracity of documented folklore The number of documented cases of life imitating art is far less then the numerous tales and their variations Some of the Freudia interpetations of common folktalkes urban legends are really fascinating.

    24. It examines a bunch of urban legends like the babysitter and the man upstairs , the baby in the oven all the way to the naked in the R.V and snake in a blanket in K Mart Some of the stories were pretty gruesome but I remember hearing others as a teenager I had to read it for folklore but if you re into story telliing or giving people a scare, this d be a good reference lol.

    25. I loved this book This is what we were forced to use before snopes came along, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.It s funny to think that urban legends used to be primarily transmitted by mouth.

    26. These urban legends are interesting, as is the commentary, but the book is too dated to pull much of a punch today I would love to see a revised edition featuring urban legends about microwaved smartphones and the like But the vanishing hitchhiker story is still one of the all time classics.

    27. So entertaining You will be surprised how many of these stories you ve heard variants of in casual conversation Brunvand beautifully puts them all into social context as well This is a really fun read.

    28. I was hoping for exploration of the meanings and cultural significance of the legends Instead, this reads like Folklore 101, an introduction to listening to stories with an ear for underlying significance.

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