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

By Richard M. Dorson

A preacher battles a undergo, a mom returns from the useless, and a smart servant conducts a huge ft Contest during this wealthy anthology of African-American folklore. rankings of funny and harrowing tales, amassed through the mid-twentieth century, inform of conversing animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.
The first a part of the booklet offers a atmosphere for the fables, during which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. the second one half includes the stories, which come with the adventures of outdated Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes in addition to extra lifelike debts of racial injustice. mentioned within the real 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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