Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South (2020)

Storytellers Folktales and Legends from the South Storytellers a rich collection of than authentic folktales confirms the oral tradition of the South Rising out of a shared rural past the legends and myths the jests and trickster tales presen
  • Title: Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South
  • Author: John A. Burrison
  • ISBN: 9780820312675
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • Storytellers, a rich collection of than 250 authentic folktales, confirms the oral tradition of the South Rising out of a shared rural past, the legends and myths, the jests and trickster tales presented here are as diverse and inventive as the tellers themselves.Edited and introduced by John A Burrison and selected from than twenty years of recorded interviewsStorytellers, a rich collection of than 250 authentic folktales, confirms the oral tradition of the South Rising out of a shared rural past, the legends and myths, the jests and trickster tales presented here are as diverse and inventive as the tellers themselves.Edited and introduced by John A Burrison and selected from than twenty years of recorded interviews conducted in the lower Southeast by folklore students, Storytellers brings together for the first time in one book a broad variety of tales told in voices of African American, Anglo Saxon, and Native American heritage Describing the storytelling communities, the book re creates the social settings from a circle of tellers in a small town to three generations of a single family where folktales circulate like living currency, changed and increased as they pass from person to person The book visits individuals who give new voice to the oral tradition of their childhoods, telling again how the cricket trimmed the possum s tail, recasting an old tale of Master and John as John Meets Lester Maddox, and spinning outrageous tall tales from out of the still mysterious frontier of the Okefenokee Swamp.Ranging from vulga tales swapped by men and overheard by women to the adventures of Jack the Rogue, from the unbelievable stupidity of fool Irishmen to the horror of witches bounding through the darkened countryside, from instructive tales to illogical jests and puns, the oral record brought together in Storytellers speaks of the South not one South but many, a region whose diversity is revealed and preserved in the telling of tales.
    Storytellers Folktales and Legends from the South Brown Storytellers, a rich collection of than authentic folktales, confirms the oral tradition of the South Rising out of a shared rural past, the legends and myths, the jests and trickster tales presented here are as diverse and inventive as the tellers themselves. The Storyteller s Start Up Book Finding Finding, learning, performing, and using folktales For those who want to begin storytelling but don t know where to start, The Storyteller s Start Up Book offers everything one could ask for Margaret Read MacDonald, an award winning folklorist and children s librarian who is also a touring storyteller, offers basic start up information on finding stories, looking at them critically, starting FolkTales and Fairy Tales for Storytellers Folktales were stories of hopes and dreams, of encounters with giants wicked witches and goblins that inflict harm Or kind fairies and dragons who restore peace and order. Storytellers folktales legends from the South by John Storytellers, a rich collection of than authentic folktales, confirms the oral tradition of the South.Rising out of a shared rural past, the legends and myths, the jests and trickster tales presented here are as diverse and inventive as the tellers themselves. Storytelling for Everyone Folktales and Fairy Tales I d love to hear from you Kate Farrell, Blogger What readers are saying I ve always loved folk tales, legends, and oral history This blog reminds me of the entrancing stories to be found in Parabola magazine.You ve contemporized the storytelling tradition in a way that invites one in to stop for a moment and enter another time and place Carol Derfner, Writer
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    One Reply to “Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South”

    1. This was a very interesting book, but could at times be difficult to read because it was written to show the Southern dialects In a way, this really enhanced the stories, because you could read it the way it was spoken, it was almost as if the southerner was in my head speaking the tale But on multiple occasions, I had to stop and try to figure out what a word was supposed to be although usually the author put a note for the particularly difficult words, like Arshmin, which was Irishman.The stor [...]

    2. Definitely at least PG, and in no way politically correct Which is to say it is a faithful scholarly record of folk stories from Georgia in my volume from the late 1960s Including off color and racial jokes Extremely valuable.

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