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

Author: Zora Neale Hurston; Carla Kaplan
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zora Neale Hurston; Carla Kaplan
ISBN: 0060188936 9780060188931 0060934549 9780060934545
OCLC Number: 46683857
Description: xxxiv, 279 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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."
Responsibility: Zora Neale Hurston ; foreword by John Edgar Wideman ; edited and with an introduction by Carla Kaplan.
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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.

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