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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States

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Publisher Comments:

Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s.

The bittersweet and often hilarious tales — which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners — reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.

Synopsis:

Recently discovered, this first new book to be published by the master of African-American folklore in more than fifty years features an abundance of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, that represent a large part of the author's literary legacy and detail African-American life in the rural South. Reprint.

Table of Contents

Foreword / by John Edgar Wideman — Introduction / by Carla Kaplan — A note to the reader — Negro folk-tales from the Gulf States — God tales — Preacher tales — Devil tales — Witch and hant tales — Heaven tales — John and Massa tales — Tall tales — Neatest trick tales — Mistaken identity tales — Fool tales — Woman tales — School tales — Miscellaneous tales — Talking animal tales — Animal tales — "Stories Kossula told me."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061741807
Subtitle:
Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States
Publisher:
Perennial
Author:
Zora Neale Hurston
Author:
Wideman, John Edgar
Author:
John Edgar Wideman
Author:
Kaplan, Carla
Author:
Carla Kaplan
Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African-American & Black
Subject:
African Americans - Southern States
Subject:
Tales -- Southern States.
Subject:
Anthologies-African American Literature
Subject:
Anthologies-American Literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
African American Studies-Folklore
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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"Synopsis" by , Recently discovered, this first new book to be published by the master of African-American folklore in more than fifty years features an abundance of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, that represent a large part of the author's literary legacy and detail African-American life in the rural South. Reprint.
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