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Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White.

Author: Sarah Gilbreath Ford
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014.
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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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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ford, Sarah Gilbreath, 1968-
Tracing Southern storytelling in black and white.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University Alabama Press, c2014
156 pages
2014000538
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Gilbreath Ford
ISBN: 9780817387464 0817387463
OCLC Number: 890983527
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Intertwining Strings; 1. Getting the Joke: Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings and Charles Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman; 2. Paradise Disrupted: William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God; 3. Getting the Last Laugh: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Eudora Welty's Losing Battles; 4. Haunted by Stories: Ernest Gaines's A Gathering of Old Men and Ellen Douglas's Can't Quit You, Baby; Epilogue; Notes; Works Cited; Index.

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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 storytelling by southern writers in written works. In each chapter, Sarah Gilbreath Ford pairs a white and an African American writer to highlight points of confluence in black and white sout.

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