American Folktales: From the Collections of the Library of by Carl Lindahl PDF

By Carl Lindahl

ISBN-10: 0765680629

ISBN-13: 9780765680624

This two-volume number of folktales represents many of the most interesting examples of yankee oral culture. Drawn from the biggest archive of yankee folks tradition, the yank Folklife middle on the Library of Congress, this set contains magic stories, legends, jokes, tall stories and private narratives, a lot of that have by no means been transcribed ahead of, less released, in a sweeping survey. Eminent folklorist and award-winning writer Carl Lindahl chosen and transcribed over two hundred recording periods - many from the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties - that span the twentieth century, together with contemporary fabric drawn from the September eleven undertaking. integrated during this diverse assortment are over 2 hundred stories geared up in chapters through storyteller, story kind or quarter, and representing various American cultures, from Appalachia and the Midwest to local American and Latino traditions. each one bankruptcy starts off via discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions prior to offering and introducing every one story, making this assortment available to school scholars, basic readers or scholars.

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