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

By Carl Lindahl

This two-volume selection of folktales represents a number of the best examples of yank oral culture. Drawn from the biggest archive of yank people tradition, the yank Folklife heart on the Library of Congress, this set includes magic stories, legends, jokes, tall stories and private narratives, a lot of that have by no means been transcribed sooner than, less released, in a sweeping survey. Eminent folklorist and award-winning writer Carl Lindahl chosen and transcribed over 2 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. incorporated during this diversified assortment are over 2 hundred stories equipped in chapters by means of storyteller, story sort or zone, and representing different 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 every one story, making this assortment available to highschool scholars, basic readers or scholars.

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