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Tracing Southern storytelling in black and white

Summary: In Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White, Sarah Gilbreath Ford explores how both black and white southern writers such as Joel Chandler Harris, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Ellen Douglas, and Ernest Gaines have employed oral storytelling in literature. Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White is a study of the historical use of oral storytelling by southern writers in written works. In each chapter, Sarah Gilbreath Ford pairs a white and an African American writer to highlight points of confluence in black and white sout.

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  • ISBN: 9780817318239 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0817318232 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    158 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-153).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: intertwining strings -- Getting the joke: Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus: his songs and sayings and Charles Chesnutt's The conjure woman -- Paradise disrupted: William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God -- Getting the last laugh: Ralph Ellison's Invisible man and Eudora Welty's Losing battles -- Haunted by stories: Ernest Gaines's A gathering of old men and Ellen Douglas's Can't quit you, baby -- Epilogue.
Subject: American fiction Southern States History and criticism
American fiction African American authors History and criticism
American fiction White authors History and criticism
Storytelling in literature
Oral tradition Southern States

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.

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APLS ALA 813.0099 FOR 2014 31291002970307 Stacks Available -
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