Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia Foxfire Fund Inc

Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia

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Book Title
Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia
Author
Foxfire Fund Inc
ISBN
9780525436317
Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story, folklorist (and Foxfire director) T.J. Smith collects some of his favorite stories from the archives to illuminate the oral traditions that have been part of the culture of the mountains for centuries. Here are instances of mountain speech, proverbs and sayings, legends, folktales, anecdotes, songs, and pranks and jests, along with ghost tales and accounts of folk belief, as well as stories from half a dozen of the region's finest storytellers. Through these examples, Smith examines the role storytelling plays in the Southern Appalachian community, identifying the rich traditions that can be found in the region and exploring how they convey a sense of place--and of identity.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Foxfire Fund IncPublisher: Anchor BooksPublished: 04/28/2020ISBN: 9780525436317Pages: 336Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 9.10h x 5.90w x 0.60dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020
Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story, folklorist (and Foxfire director) T.J. Smith collects some of his favorite stories from the archives to illuminate the oral traditions that have been part of the culture of the mountains for centuries.

Here are instances of mountain speech, proverbs and sayings, legends, folktales, anecdotes, songs, and pranks and jests, along with ghost tales and accounts of folk belief, as well as stories from half a dozen of the region's finest storytellers. Through these examples, Smith examines the role storytelling plays in the Southern Appalachian community, identifying the rich traditions that can be found in the region and exploring how they convey a sense of place--and of identity.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Foxfire Fund Inc
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 04/28/2020
ISBN: 9780525436317
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020
Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story, folklorist (and Foxfire director) T.J. Smith collects some of his favorite stories from the archives to illuminate the oral traditions that have been part of the culture of the mountains for centuries.

Here are instances of mountain speech, proverbs and sayings, legends, folktales, anecdotes, songs, and pranks and jests, along with ghost tales and accounts of folk belief, as well as stories from half a dozen of the region's finest storytellers. Through these examples, Smith examines the role storytelling plays in the Southern Appalachian community, identifying the rich traditions that can be found in the region and exploring how they convey a sense of place--and of identity.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Foxfire Fund Inc
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 04/28/2020
ISBN: 9780525436317
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020