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Sawyer, Ruth

Ruth Sawyer, a pre-eminent storyteller in the first half of the twentieth century, was born in Boston on August 5, 1880. She graduated from Columbia University with a BS degree in 1904, having studied folklore and storytelling, and began the first storytelling program at the New York Public Library. When she was twenty, Ms. Sawyer […]


Irving, Washington

Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” original stories based on European folklore, are well known to readers today. Characters from each, the farmer who naps for twenty years; scrawny schoolmaster Ichabod Crane greedily eyeing the beautiful and wealthy Katrina Van Tassel, and Bron Van Brunt who engineers Crane’s comeuppance have […]