Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States
Author(s): Richard M. Dorson
This anthology of regional folklore displays the abundance, humor, and continuing vigor of the American oral tradition. The collection explores rich and distinctive lore of Maine Down-Easters, Pennsylvania Dutchmen, Southern mountaineers, Louisiana Cajuns, Illinois Egyptians, Southwest Mexicans, and Utah Mormons. Their tales, songs, riddles, proverbs, games, superstitions, and customs provide a wealth of living folklore presented here as it was recorded in the field. And this unvarnished folklore fact# and retains the spicy flavor of authentic narrative, told in the vernacular of the skillful folk storyteller.
Collection: JFHF-Folklore / myths & legends,
Paperback / softback
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