Download e-book for kindle: American Negro Folktales (Dover Books on Anthropology and by Richard M. Dorson

By Richard M. Dorson

ISBN-10: 0486796809

ISBN-13: 9780486796802

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