Richard Lunt


Richard Lunt


Download P4633: Group talking at the 1980 Culture USA tour with Aubelin Jolicoeur (Haiti), Olowo Ojoade (Nigeria), Laura and Dick Lunt, and Sandy Ives (USA) in Patten, Maine (650 KB)


C. Richard K. Lunt was born in 1940 to a family long resident on Coast of Maine. He graduated from Mount Desert Island High School, then then received a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from Northeastern University and the University of Maine, respectively. After spending time in the Peace Corps with his wife, Lunt studied at Indiana University where received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Folklore. He taught for many years at the State University of New York (Potsdam), where he is now a Professor Emeritus. His principal interests lie with the traditional narrators, craftsmen, and maritime folklore of New England, and has published many books on these subjects.

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University of Maine, Indiana University, “Blueberries”, “Leathery Ice”, Potsdam, professor


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Richard Lunt