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Tracing Southern storytelling in black and white

Author: Sarah Gilbreath Ford
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White, Sarah Gilbreath Ford explores how both black and white southern writers such as Joel Chandler Harris, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Ellen Douglas, and Ernest Gaines have employed oral storytelling in literature. Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White is a study of the historical use of oral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Gilbreath Ford
ISBN: 9780817318239 0817318232
OCLC Number: 870098630
Description: 158 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: intertwining strings --
Getting the joke: Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus: his songs and sayings and Charles Chesnutt's The conjure woman --
Paradise disrupted: William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God --
Getting the last laugh: Ralph Ellison's Invisible man and Eudora Welty's Losing battles --
Haunted by stories: Ernest Gaines's A gathering of old men and Ellen Douglas's Can't quit you, baby --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Sarah Gilbreath Ford.

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