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Jack in two worlds : contemporary North American tales and their tellers

Author: William Bernard McCarthy; Cheryl Oxford; Joseph Daniel Sobol
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1994.
Series: Publications of the American Folklore Society., New series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together eight Jack Tales collected from performances since World War II. All the performers have their feet planted firmly in traditional soil, yet all have been affected to some degree by popular notions and scholarly attitudes toward the Jack Tales, which was published fifty years ago.
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Genre/Form: Jack tales
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jack in two worlds.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)619278970
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Bernard McCarthy; Cheryl Oxford; Joseph Daniel Sobol
ISBN: 0807821357 9780807821350 0807844438 9780807844434
OCLC Number: 28889550
Description: xlvi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface / William Bernard McCarthy --
Introduction : Jacks : the name, the tales, the American traditions / Carl Lindahl --
Note on the texts : transcribing Jack tales in performance / Bill Ellis and William Bernard McCarthy --
pt. 1: The Hicks-Harmon (Beech Mountain) Jack tale tradition. Jack in the raw : Ray Hicks / Joseph Daniel Sobol --
Hardy Hard-Ass / Ray Hicks --
Jack, my father, and Uncle Ray : Frank Proffitt, Jr. / Carl Lindahl --
Jack and the old rich man / Frank Proffitt, Jr. --
The storyteller as curator : Marshall Ward / Cheryl Oxford --
Jack in the lions' den / Marshall Ward --
The Gentry-Long tradition and roots of revivalism : Maud Gentry Long / Bill Ellis --
Jack and the heifer hide / Maud Gentry Long --
The teller and the tale : storytelling on Beech Mountain / W.F.H. Nicolaisen --
pt. 2: Jack in the storytelling revival. The tellers and the tales : revivalist storytelling / Ruth Stotter and William Bernard McCarthy --
What Jack learned at school : Leonard Roberts / William Bernard McCarthy --
Raglif Jaglif Tetartlif Pole / Leonard Roberts --
Between worlds : Donald Davis / Joseph Daniel Sobol --
Jack's biggest tale / Donald Davis --
A Jack tale tradition in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier : Bonelyn Lugg Kyofski / Kenneth A. Thigpen --
Grandma Hess's story about Jack, Bill, and Tom / Bonelyn Lugg Kyofski --
Jack's adventures in Toronto : Stewart Cameron / Kay Stone, with Stewart Cameron --
Jack and the three feathers / Stewart Cameron.
Series Title: Publications of the American Folklore Society., New series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by William Bernard McCarthy ; with tales edited by William Bernard McCarthy, Cheryl Oxford, Joseph Daniel Sobol.

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The "Jack" known to all of us from "Jack and the Beanstalk" is the hero of a cycle of tales brought to this country from the British Isles. Jack in Two Worlds is a unique collection that brings  Read more...

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A noteworthy and unique accomplishment in folk narrative scholarship.Kenneth S. Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania All serious students of folklore, narrative and tale telling will find this Read more...

 
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