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By Carl Lindahl

This two-volume selection of folktales represents many of the best examples of yankee oral culture. Drawn from the most important archive of yank people tradition, the yank Folklife middle on the Library of Congress, this set contains magic stories, legends, jokes, tall stories and private narratives, lots of that have by no means been transcribed earlier than, less released, in a sweeping survey. Eminent folklorist and award-winning writer Carl Lindahl chosen and transcribed over two hundred recording classes - many from the Twenties and Thirties - that span the 20 th century, together with contemporary fabric drawn from the September eleven undertaking. incorporated during this diverse assortment are over two hundred stories prepared in chapters via storyteller, story variety or zone, and representing diversified 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 prior to providing and introducing every one story, making this assortment available to highschool scholars, common readers or scholars.

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