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By Richard M. Dorson

A preacher battles a endure, a mom returns from the useless, and a shrewdpermanent servant conducts a massive ft Contest during this wealthy anthology of African-American folklore. rankings of funny and harrowing tales, accumulated in the course of the mid-twentieth century, inform of speaking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.
The first a part of the booklet offers a environment for the fables, within which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. the second one half involves the stories, which come with the adventures of previous Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes in addition to extra reasonable debts of racial injustice. stated within the genuine phrases of the narrators, the folktales abound in daring language, memorable imagery, and bittersweet humor that replicate the essence of African-American storytelling traditions.

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