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Sitting up with the dead : a storied journey through the American South

Author: Pamela Petro
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how stories originate as well as how they are passed down. She paints  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Petro
ISBN: 9781611455663 1611455669
OCLC Number: 828934838
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: First journey --
Akbar's tale --
Tar baby --
Colonel Rod's tale --
The mule egg --
Vickie's tale --
Rosehill's tale --
The kudzu's tale --
Grandfather creates snake --
Orville's tale --
Jack and the varmints --
David's tale --
Ross and Anna --
Second journey --
Veronica's tale --
A polar bear's bar-be-cue --
Taily Po --
Kwame's tale --
The story of the girl and the fish --
Alice's tale --
Cornelia's tale --
The plat-eye --
Fouchena's tale --
The flying Africans --
Minerva's tale --
Tom's tale --
The story of Lavinia Fisher --
Third journey --
Ray's tale --
Fourth journey --
Ollie's tale --
Kathryn's tale --
The grandfather tales --
David Joe's tale --
The peddler man --
Karen's tale --
Rose and Charlie --
The tale of the farmer's smart daughter --
Oyo's tale --
Mitch and Carla's tale --
How my grandma was marked --
Wicked John --
The bell witch's tale --
Annie's tale --
Shug --
My first experience with a flush commode --
Angela's tale --
Rose Anne's tale --
The song in the mist --
Granny Griffin's tale --
The dead man.
Responsibility: Pamela Petro.

Abstract:

Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how stories originate as well as how they are passed down. She paints vivid portraits of the tellers while compiling tales about Jack the trickster, boo-hags and plat-eyes, ghosts, and singing turtles. The story of the South is not finished. Petro's revelatory investigation into its oral culture is as intoxicating as it is fun.
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