- The Annotated African American Folktales
- Henry Louis Gates Jr.
- 08 December 2020
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Free download The Annotated African American Folktales Henry Louis Gates Jr. Â 8 Download characters ´ The Annotated African American Folktales ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Defines a new canon but reveals how these folktales were hijacked and misappropriated in previous incarnations egregiously by Joel Chandler Harris a Southern newspaperman as well as by Walt Disney who cannibalized and capitalized on Harris’s volumes by creating cartoon characters drawn from this African American lorePresenting these tales with illuminating annotations and hundreds of revelatory illustrations The Annotated African American Folktales reminds us that stories not only move entertain and instruct but fundamentally inspire and keep hope aliveThe Annotated African American Folktales includesIntroductory essays nearly 150 African American stories and 20 seminal African tales as historical backgroundThe familiar Brer Rabbit classics as well as news making vernacular tales from the 1890s’ Southern WorkmanAn entire section of Caribbean and Latin American folktales that finally become incorporated into the canonApproximately 200 full color museum uality imag Did not read the whole book but studied some of them for a classDownload ã eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Â Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Free download The Annotated African American Folktales Henry Louis Gates Jr. Â 8 Download characters ´ The Annotated African American Folktales ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Drawing from the great folklorists of the past while expanding African American lore with dozens of tales rarely seen before The Annotated African American Folktales revolutionizes the canon like no other volume Following in the tradition of such classics as Arthur Huff Fauset’s “Negro Folk Tales from the South” 1927 Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men 1935 and Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly 1985 acclaimed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr and Maria Tatar assemble a groundbreaking collection of folktales myths and legends that revitalizes a vibrant African American past to produce the most comprehensive and ambitious collection of African American folktales ever published in American literary history Arguing for the value of these deceptively simple stories as part of a sophisticated complex and heterogeneous cultural heritage Gates and Tatar show how these remarkable stories deserve a place alongside the classic works of African American liter Here s a super interesting NYTimes piece about this book
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Free download The Annotated African American Folktales Henry Louis Gates Jr. Â 8 Download characters ´ The Annotated African American Folktales ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ature and American literature broadlyOpening with two introductory essays and twenty seminal African tales as historical background Gates and Tatar present nearly 150 African American stories among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics but also stories like “The Talking Skull” and “Witches Who Ride” as well as out of print tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman Beginning with the figure of Anansi the African trickster master of improvisation a spider who plots and weaves in scandalous ways The Annotated African American Folktales then goes on to draw Caribbean and Creole tales into the orbit of the folkloric canon It retrieves stories not seen since the Harlem Renaissance and brings back archival tales of “Negro folklore” that Booker T Washington proclaimed had emanated from a “grapevine” that existed even before the American Revolution stories brought over by slaves who had survived the Middle Passage Further Gates and Tatar’s volume not only Stupendous and far reaching detailed and and multi teaching there is so much pleasure and learning on offer in this enormous treasure house It s a true coffee table tome filled with extraordinarily poignant archival photographs transcribed scholarly talks reproductions of illustrations and children s periodicals transliterated oral narratives the array and variety of source types is dizzyingAside from the Herculean scholarly endeavor this represents the power and poignancy of the content is what shines through The stories are powerful truthful harsh at times rooted in the lived experience of African Americans of all ages genders and class Far from being blended into a mishmash the individual voices are reverently presented in their authentic settings as closely as possible This is revealed the complexity and diversity of African American experiences throughout the last few centuries There is so much that can and should be said about this wonderful book but for now I will merely say read it if you can It is over 600 pages and I savored each one but even if you merely dip into it here and there you will come away the richer for it