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Download Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South (Brown Thrasher Books Ser.) eBook
ISBN:
0820312673
Author:
John Burrison
Category:
Mythology & Folk Tales
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press; Reprint edition (March 1, 1991)
Pages:
400 pages
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1851 kb
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1396 kb
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4.6
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Storytellers, a rich collection of more than 250 authentic folktales, confirms the oral tradition of the South.

Storytellers, a rich collection of more than 250 authentic folktales, confirms the oral tradition of the South. Series: Brown Thrasher Books Ser.

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Storytellers, a rich collection of more 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 more 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.

  • Bliss
These are old stories passed down for generations. Some, I remember my Aunt telling me when I was little..
  • Kirinaya
As a student starting Dr.Burrion's class this semester, I can honestly say I have never been this excited about buying a textbook. I read some of the essays he's assigned and was thinking about just getting this book from the library. As a Georgia Peach myself, I can say I'm genuinely excited about reading what Dr. Burrison has put together.

This is one of the best textbooks I have ever had the luck to buy. I hope others interested in the folklore of the South feel the same.
  • Zodama
I found the book an exceptional window to the folklore and myth that makes up the South. If anyone has a desire to get in touch with some of the soul of the South a journey through Storytellers:Folktales and Legends from the South is truly worth while.