Carl Lindahl's American Folktales: From the Collections of the Library of PDF

By Carl Lindahl

ISBN-10: 0765680629

ISBN-13: 9780765680624

This two-volume number of folktales represents a few of the most interesting examples of yankee oral culture. Drawn from the most important archive of yank people tradition, the yank Folklife heart on the Library of Congress, this set includes magic stories, legends, jokes, tall stories and private narratives, a lot of that have by no means been transcribed earlier than, less released, in a sweeping survey. Eminent folklorist and award-winning writer Carl Lindahl chosen and transcribed over two hundred recording classes - many from the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties - that span the 20 th century, together with fresh fabric drawn from the September eleven undertaking. incorporated during this various assortment are over 2 hundred stories prepared in chapters by way of storyteller, story kind or zone, and representing assorted American cultures, from Appalachia and the Midwest to local American and Latino traditions. each one bankruptcy starts through discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions prior to proposing and introducing every one story, making this assortment available to school scholars, normal readers or scholars.

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