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By Carl Lindahl

This two-volume choice of folktales represents a few of the best examples of yankee oral culture. Drawn from the most important archive of yankee people tradition, the yankee Folklife heart on the Library of Congress, this set includes magic stories, legends, jokes, tall stories and private narratives, lots 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 Nineteen Thirties - that span the 20 th century, together with contemporary fabric drawn from the September eleven undertaking. integrated during this diversified assortment are over 2 hundred stories equipped in chapters via storyteller, story sort or zone, and representing assorted American cultures, from Appalachia and the Midwest to local American and Latino traditions. every one bankruptcy starts through discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions sooner than providing and introducing every one story, making this assortment obtainable to highschool scholars, common readers or scholars.

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