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Southern folklore

G. C. Saylors

Southern folklore

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Published by G. C. Saylors in Columbia, S. C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Saylors, G. C.,
  • Columbia (S.C.) -- Biography.,
  • Alabama -- Biography.,
  • Alabama -- Social life and customs.,
  • Columbia (S.C.) -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesShinbone.
    Statementby G. C. Saylors ; as tole t" Andy Hall ; illustrated by Valerie Mae Deal and Billy Hood Saylors.
    ContributionsHall, Andy.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 173 p. :
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13587328M

    Nacoochee Valley resident George W. Southern folklore book forget their victories and virtues but never their defeats and sins. For in the South folklore is truly a way of life, and the way of life naturally breeds lore. John Lawson's New Voyage to Carolina exemplifies one of the earliest genres of southern literature, the travel account. Pursued by her father's braves, the eloping couple jump off Mount Yonah and are buried in the mound that is a prominent feature of the valley below. Old Master and John Tales Although seldom published, another important African American "cycle," or group of related Storytelling Traditions folktales, replaces the rabbit trickster with a human one, John, whose cunning sometimes allows him to get the upper hand on his master or, in a postbellum setting, boss.

    Molina, M. This new volume brings us southern folklife for the twenty-first century. To accomplish this transformation as well as to move his plot, enhance Southern folklore book, and add humorous touchesMark Twain uses superstition. The number of stories in this collection — ranging from the flying Africans, several Anansi trickster tales, to witches, and an attempt to grapple with the politics and origins of the tales included — and the detailed annotated notes included, make this the perfect collection for newbies and folklore enthusiasts alike.

    Indeed, part of the eternally fresh appeal and true meaning of folklore in the Southern folklore book derives from its backwoods heritage--the pioneer saga of planting colonies, fields, and cities and creating names, legends, and ballads in that Southern folklore book and wonderful country that the first Englishmen found in Virginia, the first Virginians in Kentucky, and the first Kentuckians and Virginians in Texas. Originally poking fun at the clergy, it is found in a sixth-century manuscript and Renaissance jest book and, after coming to the South, was adapted to fit the Master and John cycle. Certainly a folktale told in its natural habitat is art of its own kind, but literary art is another kind of performance. Old Master and John Tales Although seldom published, another important African American "cycle," or group of related Storytelling Traditions folktales, replaces the rabbit trickster with a human one, John, whose cunning sometimes allows him to get the upper hand on his master or, in a postbellum setting, boss. A cuero is a creature that looks like a cowhide, sheepskin, or goatskin, stretched out flat and laid on the surface of the water. There are tall tales, and yarns with a sentimental twist.


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Southern folklore by G. C. Saylors Download PDF Ebook

Its folk traditions remained in place. The Alabama-born master storyteller Lee Drake used them Southern folklore book entertain fellow Southern folklore book in Atlanta in the s.

Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Written in a variety of Southern black dialects, the stories range from a few paragraphs each to several pages, and cover a range of topics.

A cycle featuring the clever young hero Jack is concentrated among the Ward, Harmon, and Hicks families of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, but also exists elsewhere in Appalachia, including north Georgia.

In rural Georgia such physical settings included general stores with their "liars' bench" out fronthunting camps, and the shaded porch and fireside of homes; social occasions involving Southern folklore book included community "workings" such as corn shucking and syrup making, and, for southwest Georgians, annual family treks by covered wagon to the Florida coast to buy salted Southern folklore book.

In the United States, oral myths as opposed to the literary mythology of the Bible are found primarily among Native Americans. The most obvious feature distinguishing the South from the rest of the United States was its racial composition and the resulting historical developments provoked by profound sectional difference.

Oct 12, Getty Images You may have noticed that black folklore seems to be entering a pop culture moment. In "The Gold Bug" folklore is associated with poetry and revery and is a way of knowing what surpasses rational methodologies and precedes their application.

It refused to run away from its history, traditions, and reverence for form. In Ovalle and Coquimbo the goatskin cueros couple with cows and sire deformed offspring.

His tales often were set in the Okefenokee Swampwhere he was a hunting and fishing guide. The rural South is a land of the out-of- doors come up to the door and even indoors, where the "gallery," the store-porch, the kitchen, the parlor, and the nursery are made for story- telling and for ballad-singing; where the climate and the open sky make a man expansive and enduring of lung and tongue when it is his "night to howl" or when he is haranguing his "friends and feller-citizens" or "sistern and brethren.

His performance, much appreciated by his backwoods peers and the gentleman hunters who comprise his audience, is presented within a descriptive frame by one of the latter. One of his favorites, in which John and his master are both portrayed as numskulls who mistake two thieves sharing their loot in a graveyard for the Lord and the Devil dividing souls on Judgment Day, is in fact one of the oldest English folktales still told in Georgia.

Though not an authentic Native American narrative, this typical lovers' leap legend has achieved oral currency as an emblem of local identity. Style, the manner in which things are said and done, was prized, whether on a bear hunt in the backwoods or at a Mardi Gras ball.

Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. Poe saw himself as an alienated poet, ideally the resident of a dreamland "Out of space—Out of time," and his settings and sources are usually consistent with this vision.

Harris heard many of these African American tales, which feature the amoral trickster Brer Rabbit, in Putnam County ; folklorist Florence Baer recently confirmed his belief in their strong West African roots.This book is part of the Nigerian unit.

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