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Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states

Hurston, Zora Neale (Author). Kaplan, Carla (Added Author).

Summary

Summary: In this book Zora Neale Hurston records the voices of ordinary people and pays tribute to the richness of Black vernacular--its crisp self-awareness, singular wit, and improvisational wordplay. These folk-tales reflect the joys and sorrows of the African-American experience, celebrate the redemptive power of storytelling, and showcase the continuous presence in America of the Africanized language that flourishes to this day.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780060934545 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0060934549 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780060188931 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0060188936 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 279 p. ; 25 cm.
    print
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2001.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / by John Edgar Wideman -- Introduction / by Carla Kaplan -- A note to the reader -- Negro folk-tales from the Gulf States -- [ch.] 1. God tales -- [ch.] 2 . Preacher tales -- [ch.] 3. Devil tales -- [ch.] 4. Witch and hant tales -- [ch.] 5. Heaven tales -- [ch.] 6. John and Massa tales -- [ch.] 7. Tall tales -- [ch.] 8. Neatest trick tales -- [ch.] 9. Mistaken identity tales -- [ch.] 10. Fool tales -- [ch.] 11. Woman tales -- [ch.] 12. School tales -- [ch.] 13. Miscellaneous tales -- [ch.] 14. Talking animal tales -- [ch.] 15. Animal tales -- Appendix 1. -- Appendix 2. -- Appendix 3. "Stories Kossula told me."
Subject: African Americans
Negers
African Americans Folklore
Genre: Folklore.

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