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.
Series: Regional Folklore in the United States
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 1st January 1964
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.7
Weight (kg): 0.54