Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright by Mary Hamilton

By Mary Hamilton

The storytelling culture has lengthy been an incredible piece of Kentucky background and tradition. Folktales, legends, tall stories, and ghost tales carry a unique position within the imaginations of artistic storytellers and captive listeners. In Kentucky Folktales: Revealing tales, Truths, and Outright Lies Kentucky storyteller Mary Hamilton narrates various tales with the voice and creativity just a grasp storyteller can evoke.

Hamilton has perfected the paintings of entrancing an viewers regardless of the topic of her stories. Kentucky Folktales comprises tales approximately Daniel Boone's skill to single-handedly kill a endure, a daughter who saves her father's land by means of outsmarting the king, and a woman who makes use of gingerbread to specified revenge on her evil stepmother, between many others. Hamilton ends every one tale with own notes on vital information of her storytelling craft, akin to the place she first heard the tale, the way it advanced via widespread re-tellings and reactions from audiences, and the place the tales ensue. that includes stories and legends from all around the Bluegrass country, Kentucky Folktales captures the expression of Kentucky's storytelling tradition.

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