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Folklore in American literature.

Author: John T Flanagan; Arthur Palmer Hudson
Publisher: Evanston, Ill., Row, Peterson [1958]
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Illustrates by representative selections of prose and poetry the artistic use of folklore by American authors.
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Flanagan, John Theodore, 1906-
Folklore in American literature.
Evanston, Ill., Row, Peterson [1958]
(OCoLC)654427017
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Flanagan; Arthur Palmer Hudson
ISBN: 0837155878 9780837155876
OCLC Number: 942319
Description: xvi, 511 pages illustrations 26 cm
Contents: The Indian --
Devil tales --
Ghost tales --
Witchcraft and superstition --
Buried treasure --
Frontier humor and the tall tale --
Literary ballads --
Heroes and demigods --
Yankees --
Negro tales --
Folk songs and ballads --
Folk wisdom. section 1. The Indian: Indian names / Lydia H. Sigourney ; The white stone canoe / Henry Rowe Schoolcraft ; Mon-daw-min, or, The origin of Indian corn / Henry Rowe Schoolcraft ; Opeechee, or, The origin of the robin / Henry Rowe Schoolcraft ; Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; Oeche-Monesah : the wanderer / Mary Eastman --
section 2. Devil tales: The devil and Tom Walker / Washington Irving ; Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; The devil and Daniel Webster / Stephen Vincent Benét ; How Jack o'lanterns came to be / Zora Neale Hurston ; The devil's pretty daughter / Vance Randolph --
section 3. Ghost tales: The ghost in the mill / Harriet Beecher Stowe ; The legend of Sleepy Hollow / Washington Irving ; Peter Rugg, the missing man / William Austin ; The witch of Coös / Robert Frost ; The ghosts of the buffaloes / Vachel Lindsay ; The lavender evening dress / Carl Carmer --
section 4. Witchcraft and superstition: Feathertop / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; The scarecrow / Percy MacKaye ; New Orleans superstitions / Lafcadio Hearn ; Po' Sandy / Charles W. Chestnutt ; Pete Featherton / James Hall ; Unto such glory / Paul Green --
section 5. Buried treasure: The gold-bug / Edgar Allan Poe ; The great carbuncle / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; Midas on a goatskin / J. Frank Dobie --
section 6. Frontier humor and the tall tale: The horse-swap / A.B. Longstreet ; Frescos from the past / Samuel L. Clemens ; The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County / Samuel L. Clemens ; The big bear of Arkansas / T.B. Thorpe ; Sicily Burns's wedding / George W. Harris ; Simon Suggs attends a camp-meeting / Johnson J. Hooper ; Spotted horses / William Faulkner ; The cats that clawed to heaven / Percy MacKaye --
section 7. Literary ballads: The wreck of the Hesperus / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; Telling the bees / John Greenleaf Whittier ; Skipper Ireson's ride / John Greenleaf Whittier ; Barbara Frietchie / John Greenleaf Whittier ; The revenge of Hamish / Sidney Lanier ; Kit Carson's ride / Joaquin Miller ; Captain Carpenter / John Crowe Ransom ; The ballad of William Sycamore / Stephen Vincent Benét ; The lady of the tomahawk / Robert P. Tristam Coffin --
section 8. Heroes and demigods: Sunrise in his pocket / [Davy Crockett] ; Grinning the bark off a tree / [Davy Crockett] ; The winter of the blue snow / James Stevens ; Paul's wife / Robert Frost ; The birth of John Henry / Roark Bradford ; Ossawatomie / Carl Sandburg ; The statue of old Andrew Jackson / Vachel Lindsay ; The apple-barrel of Johnny Appleseed / Vachel Lindsay ; Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan / Vachel Lindsay --
section 9. Yankees: The courtin' / James Russell Lowell ; Sunthin' in the pastoral line / James Russell Lowell ; The paring-bee / Rowland E. Robinson ; Wadleigh's trial / Seba Smith ; Evenings at Simeon's store / George S. Wasson --
section 10. Negro tales: Uncle Remus initiates the little boy / Joel Chandler Harris ; The wonderful Tar-Baby story / Joel Chandler Harris ; How Mr. Rabbit was too sharp for Mr. Fox / Joel Chandler Harris ; Mr. Benjamin Ram and his wonderful fiddle / Joel Chandler Harris ; Rev. Mizraim Ham's discourse / Baynard Rush Hall ; Christmas-night in the quarters / Irwin Russell ; A visit to Daddy Cudjoe / Julia Peterkin ; At candle-lightin' time / Paul Laurence Dunbar ; The party / Paul Laurence Dunbar ; Ole Massa and John who wanted to go to heaven / Zora Neale Hurston --
section 11. Folk songs and ballads: Springfield Mountain ; Paul Jones ; Young Charlotte ; Naomi Wise ; Jesse James ; Joe Bowers ; The buffalo skinners ; The old Chisolm Trail ; The jam on Gerry's Rock ; Po' Laz'us ; Mister Boll Weevil ; The good old rebel ; Kentucky party / Elizabeth Madox Roberts ; I hear America singing / Walt Whitman ; selections from Song of myself / Walt Whitman --
section 12. Folk wisdom: The way to wealth / Benjamin Franklin ; Plantation proverbs / Joel Chandler Harris ; Abe Martin of Brown County / Kin Hubbard ; The people, yes (section 49) / Carl Sandburg.
Responsibility: Edited by John T. Flanagan and Arthur Palmer Hudson.

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Illustrates by representative selections of prose and poetry the artistic use of folklore by American authors.

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