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Courlander, Harold 1908-1996

Overview
Works: 289 works in 1,036 publications in 11 languages and 30,144 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  History  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Discographies  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Performer, Collector, Recording engineer, Narrator, Composer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Depositor, Other
Classifications: E99.H7, 398.209701
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Publications about Harold Courlander
Publications by Harold Courlander
Publications by Harold Courlander, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Harold Courlander
 
Most widely held works by Harold Courlander
Negro folk music, U.S.A. by Harold Courlander( Book )
46 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,007 libraries worldwide
Discusses the essence and development of various forms of Negro folk music, both vocal and instrumental, including ballads, blues, spirituals, worksongs, Louisiana Creole songs, cries, dances, and game songs. Includes words and music for forty-three songs, and discographies
The fourth world of the Hopis by Harold Courlander( Book )
39 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 1,950 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty legends of the Hopi people, originating in the different tribes and relating tales of journeys, wars, heroic deeds, and tribal heroes
The cow-tail switch, and other West African stories by Harold Courlander( Book )
29 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and held by 1,881 libraries worldwide
Contains seventeen stories gathered from the Ashantis of West Africa
A treasury of Afro-American folklore : the oral literature, traditions, recollections, legends, tales, songs, religious beliefs, customs, sayings, and humor of peoples of African descent in the Americas by Harold Courlander( Book )
24 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 1,858 libraries worldwide
Afro-American Folklore, as seen in this collection, includes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, Negro cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where African and European, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore is a remarkable achievement, a major work in a field that has long needed in-depth exploration. It belongs on the shelf of every library, and in the homes of all who have an interest in this exciting aspect of America's cultural history
A treasury of African folklore : the oral literature, traditions, myths, legends, epics, tales, recollections, wisdom, sayings, and humor of Africa by Harold Courlander( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
A collection of African folkore from the Sub-Saharan region that reflects the diversity of cultures and traditions in the area
The drum and the hoe; life and lore of the Haitian people by Harold Courlander( Book )
30 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
Includes musical notations of 186 songs and drum rhythms
The king's drum, and other African stories by Harold Courlander( Book )
18 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and Russian and held by 793 libraries worldwide
The tales in this collection reflect the traditional ways and thinking of different regions and peoples in Africa south of the Sahara. Grades 4-6
The African; a novel by Harold Courlander( Book )
25 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Hwesuhunu is captured by French slave traders, shipwrecked on the island of Saint Lucia, enslaved on a Georgia plantation, and then seeks his freedom as a runaway slave
Big Falling Snow : a Tewa-Hopi Indian's life and times and the history and traditions of his people by Albert Yava( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
The fire on the mountain, and other Ethiopian stories by Harold Courlander( Book )
23 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in English and Russian and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Collection of Ethiopian stories
Tales of Yoruba gods and heroes by Harold Courlander( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
"Myths, legends and heroic tales of the Yoruba people of West Africa"--Cover subtitle
The tiger's whisker, and other tales and legends from Asia and the Pacific by Harold Courlander( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Folktales and legends from Korea, Burma, China, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, Kashmir, Japan, Arabia, Persia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaya, Polynesia, and Yap
People of the short blue corn; tales and legends of the Hopi Indians by Harold Courlander( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
A collection of seventeen traditional tales from the Hopi
Hopi voices : recollections, traditions, and narratives of the Hopi Indians by Harold Courlander( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Ride with the sun : an anthology of folk tales and stories from the United Nations by Harold Courlander( Book )
21 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 632 libraries worldwide
The Crest and the hide, and other African stories of heroes, chiefs, bards, hunters, sorcerers, and common people by Harold Courlander( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Twenty tales and legends from the Ashanti, Mensa, Swahili, Soninke, Tswana, Zulu and other African peoples
The piece of fire, and other Haitian tales by Harold Courlander( Book )
7 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-six Haitian folk tales about animals, men, and gods
The Heart of the Ngoni : heroes of the African kingdom of Segu by Harold Courlander( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
This is the first English language collection of heroic narratives taken from the oral tradition of the Bambara, one of the most important tribes in Western Africa and the founders of the kingdom of Segu, a group of city-states that existed in the seventeenth century along the Upper Niger river
The hat-shaking dance, and other tales from the Gold Coast by Harold Courlander( Book )
6 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Twenty-one illustrated tales from the Ashanti people of Ghana
Olode the hunter, and other tales from Nigeria by Harold Courlander( Book )
6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
Twenty-nine stories from the people of Nigeria that tell, among other things, why the lizard sometimes lives in a house and about the man who found death in happiness
 
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Alternative Names
Harold Courlander American anthropologist
Harold Courlander Amerikaans schrijver
Harold Courlander US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Anthropologe
Kurlender, G.
Kurlender, Garol'd.
クーランダー, ハロルド
Languages
English (327)
Spanish (5)
Malay (4)
Russian (3)
Persian (2)
Italian (2)
Catalan (2)
German (1)
Telugu (1)
Bengali (1)
Indonesian (1)
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