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Buying the Wind : Regional Folklore in the United States - Richard Mercer Dorson

Buying the Wind

Regional Folklore in the United States

Paperback Published: 15th August 1972
ISBN: 9780226158624
Number Of Pages: 592

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This anthology of regional folklore displays the abundance, humor, and continuing vigor of the American oral tradition. The collection explores rich and distinctive lore of Maine Down-Easters, Pennsylvania Dutchmen, Southern mountaineers, Louisiana Cajuns, Illinois Egyptians, Southwest Mexicans, and Utah Mormons.
Their tales, songs, riddles, proverbs, games, superstitions, and customs provide a wealth of living folklore presented here as it was recorded in the field. And this unvarnished folklore fact--retains the spicy flavor of authentic narrative, told in the vernacular of the skillful folk storyteller.

Introduction: Collecting Oral Folklore in the United States I. Maine Down -Easters
Sea Traditions Bad Luck at Sea Buying the Wind
The Haunted Ship ""Resolution""
The Sailor Who Went Inland
Hero Legends of Barney Beal Barney Kills a Horse with his Fist Barney Beal Kills Prize Fighter Barney Beal Lifts Rock out of Dory Feats of Barney
How Barney Beal Awed the Bully of Peak's Island
How Barney Beal Got the Bump on his Nose
The Cause of Barney's Death
Witches and Spirits Mother Hicks the Witch C
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ISBN: 9780226158624
ISBN-10: 0226158624
Series: Regional Folklore in the United States
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 15th August 1972
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.7  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.54

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