Synopses & Reviews
This rich selection of nearly 250 stories and songs -- the first anthology of Oregon folk literature -- reveals the power, wonder, beauty, and wit of Oregon's oral traditions. The Stories We Tell is a book to be read aloud. Gathered here are eloquent examples of what Oregonians have told and sung and kept in memory, from Native American creation myths to spotted owl jokes, from ghost stories and tales of Bigfoot to cowboy ballads and children's rhymes.
"Oregon... has pioneered yet another national model: a collection of the state's best writing in six volumes." -- David Johnson, Eugene Weekly
"One of the most ambitious ongoing projects in Oregon letters." -- Paul Pintarich, The Oregonian
"A landmark publication.... This is the key work of the present generation of scholars and writers for Oregon." -- Kim Stafford, Director, Northwest Writing Institute
These traditional stories, songs, tales, and sayings -- from Native American creation myths to spotted owl jokes -- reveal the richness of Oregon's oral traditions.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-315) and index.