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Jan Harold Brunvand (born Cadillac, Michigan March 23, 1933) is a professor emeritus of the University of Utah, best known for spreading the concept of the urban legend, a form of modern folklore. Before his work, folk tales were associated in the popular mind with ancient times or rural cultures; Brunvand has taken concepts developed in the academic study of traditional folktales and applied them to stories circulating in the modern world.

Brunvand is the author of several well-known books on the topic of urban legends, starting with The Vanishing Hitchhiker in 1981. This book brought urban legends to popular attention in the United States. Follow-up works include The Choking Doberman (1984), The Mexican Pet (1988), Curses! Broiled Again! (1990), The Baby Train (1993), The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends (2001), and others. He also edited the one-volume American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (1996), as well as several textbooks.

Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Brunvand received a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University in 1961. He taught at several U.S. universities before joining the University of Utah in 1966. He retired in 1996, but gave the keynote address at the 2003 meeting of the Missouri Folklore Society, of which he is a longtime member.

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Total Books: 41
The Baby Train And Other Lusty Urban Legends
The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393034387
ISBN-10: 0393034380
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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Be Afraid Be Very Afraid The Book of Scary Urban Legends
Be Afraid Be Very Afraid the Book of Scary Urban Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393326130
ISBN-10: 0393326136
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 19

The Big Book of Urban Legends
The Big Book of Urban Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563891656
ISBN-10: 1563891654
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

Casa Frumoasa The House Beautiful in Rural Romania
Casa Frumoasa the House Beautiful in Rural Romania [East European Monographs] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780880335287
ISBN-10: 0880335289
Genre: History
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The Choking Doberman and Other 'New' Urban Legends
The Choking Doberman and Other 'new' Urban Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140098440
ISBN-10: 0140098445
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Choking Doberman And Other New Urban Legends
Choking Doberman and Other New Urban Legends (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393018448
ISBN-10: 039301844X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

The Choking Doberman And Other Urban Legends
Curses Broiled Again The Hottest Urban Legends
Curses Broiled Again the Hottest Urban Legends (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780760736081
ISBN-10: 0760736081
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 6

Curses Broiled Again The Hottest Urban Legends Going
Curses Broiled Again the Hottest Urban Legends Going (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393027105
ISBN-10: 0393027104
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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El fabuloso libro de las leyendas urbanas/ The Colossal Book of the Urban Legends Demasiado Bueno Para Ser Cierto/ Too Good to Be True
El Fabuloso Libro De Las Leyendas Urbanas
El Fabuloso Libro De Las Leyendas Urbanas [Trayectos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788484281665
ISBN-10: 8484281663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393323580
ISBN-10: 0393323587
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 31

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends Updated and Expanded Edition
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends Updated and Expanded Edition [2 volumes] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598847208
ISBN-10: 1598847201
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Fabuloso Libro De Las Leyendas Urbanas/The Colosal Book of Urban Legends Demasiado Bueno Para Ser Cierto/ Too Good to Be True
Folklore A Study and Research Guide
Folklore a Study and Research Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312297503
ISBN-10: 0312297505
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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A guide for collectors of folklore in Utah
A Guide for Collectors of Folklore in Utah [University of Utah publications in the American West, v. 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780874800807
ISBN-10: 0874800803
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The Mexican Pet
The Mexican Pet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140117684
ISBN-10: 0140117687
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The Mexican Pet More New Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites
The Mexican Pet More 'New' Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites
The Study of American Folklore
The Study of American Folklore (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393098037
ISBN-10: 0393098036
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The study of American folklore An introduction
The Study of American Folklore an Introduction (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780393090482
ISBN-10: 0393090485
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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