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

By Carl Lindahl

This two-volume selection of folktales represents a few of the best examples of yankee oral culture. Drawn from the most important archive of yank folks tradition, the yankee Folklife heart on the Library of Congress, this set contains magic stories, legends, jokes, tall stories and private narratives, lots of that have by no means been transcribed prior to, 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 Twenties and Nineteen Thirties - that span the 20 th century, together with fresh 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 sector, and representing assorted American cultures, from Appalachia and the Midwest to local American and Latino traditions. each one bankruptcy starts by means of discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions prior to featuring and introducing each one story, making this assortment obtainable to highschool scholars, normal readers or scholars.

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