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Publisher Comments:

Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls "a hilarious night with a pinch of everything social mixed with the storytelling." Set intimately within the social context of black life, the stories, "big old lies," songs, Vodou customs, and superstitions recorded in these pages capture the imagination and bring back to life the humor and wisdom that is the unique heritage of African Americans.

About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891, and died in 1960. The Six Fools, Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox? introduce her legacy as a storyteller and cultural anthropologist to young people.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061350177
Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Illustrator:
Covarrubias, Miguel
Author:
by Zora Neale Hurston
Afterword by:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Afterword:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
African Americans - Florida -
Subject:
African Americans - Louisiana
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Series Volume:
Uncovering the Life,
Publication Date:
20080108
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.02x5.50x.86 in. .61 lbs.

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Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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