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By Richard M. Dorson

ISBN-10: 0486796809

ISBN-13: 9780486796802

A preacher battles a undergo, a mom returns from the useless, and a shrewdpermanent servant conducts a tremendous toes Contest during this wealthy anthology of African-American folklore. ratings of funny and harrowing tales, accrued throughout the mid-twentieth century, inform of speaking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.
The first a part of the e-book presents a environment for the fables, within which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. the second one half comprises the stories, which come with the adventures of outdated Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes in addition to extra life like debts of racial injustice. acknowledged within the genuine phrases of the narrators, the folktales abound in daring language, memorable imagery, and bittersweet humor that replicate the essence of African-American storytelling traditions.

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American Negro Folktales (Dover Books on Anthropology and by Richard M. Dorson PDF

A preacher battles a endure, a mom returns from the useless, and a smart servant conducts a major ft Contest during this wealthy anthology of African-American folklore. rankings of funny and harrowing tales, amassed in the course of the mid-twentieth century, inform of conversing animals, ghosts, devils, and saints. the 1st a part of the publication presents a atmosphere for the fables, within which folklorist Richard M.

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