Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore by Alan DundesMother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore by Alan Dundes

Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore

EditorAlan Dundes

Paperback | December 1, 1990

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Exploring the scope, diversity, and vitality of black culture, here is a fascinating collection of more than sixty articles from some of the most perceptive and authoritative commentators upon the black experience--Zora Neale Hurston, J. Mason Brewer, Sterling A. Brown, Eldridge Cleaver, Willis Laurence James, John Lovell Jr., Langston Hughes, Charles W. Chesnutt, Alan Lomax, Ralph Ellison, A. Philip Randolph, Newbell Niles Puckett, Roger D. Abrahams, and many others.

Readers cannot help coming away from this book with a new appreciation of the nature and richness of African American folklore. For those with little or no previous knowledge of this heterogeneous and spellbinding lore Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel will be an eye-opening encounter.

Drawn out of the deep, rich well of African American culture, these essays convey the import of the black folk experience for all Americans. No library or individual with a serious interest in African American folklore should fail to own this remarkable anthology.

Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 2...
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Title:Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American FolkloreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 8.98 × 6.07 × 1.72 inPublished:December 1, 1990Publisher:University Press of Mississippi

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ISBN - 10:0878054782

ISBN - 13:9780878054787

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