African Folktales - Bascom, William W.
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"These essays... are of immense importance to anyone interested inthe issues of origins and folklore texts." --Choice ..". this is Bascom at his best.... an attractive andfull-bodied book." -- Fabula These essays, devoted totraditional narratives found in Africa and in the New World, represent the lastmajor research project of William Bascom (1912-1981), eminent authority on Africanart and folklore -- his intention was to demonstrate the African roots of AfricanAmerican folktales.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
"These essays... are of immense importance to anyone interested inthe issues of origins and folklore texts." --Choice ..". this is Bascom at his best.... an attractive andfull-bodied book." -- Fabula These essays, devoted totraditional narratives found in Africa and in the New World, represent the lastmajor research project of William Bascom (1912-1981), eminent authority on Africanart and folklore -- his intention was to demonstrate the African roots of AfricanAmerican folktales.
  • Produktdetails
  • Folkloristics
  • Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 22 Jahre
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 1992
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 237mm x 156mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 392g
  • ISBN-13: 9780253207364
  • ISBN-10: 0253207363
  • Artikelnr.: 20969565
Autorenporträt
WILLIAM BASCOM (1912-1981) was Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Robert L. Lowie Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. The author of Ifa Divination and Sixteen Cowries, he co-authored Continuity and Change in African Cultures and A Handbook of West African Art.
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword by Alan Dundes
Acknowledgments
Preface
ONE Oba's Ear: A Yoruba Myth in Cuba and Brazil
TWO The Talking Skull Refuses to Talk
THREE Trickster Seeks Endowments; Measuring the Snake: Challenging Birds (Insects) to Fill a Container; Milking a Cow (Deer) Stuck in a Tree
FOUR Bird's Head (Leg) under Its Wing
FIVE Inside Cow's (Elephant's) Belly
SIX Deer's Hoof and Ear; Dog and Dog Head
SEVEN Holding the Rock
EIGHT Taught an Icriminating Song (Saying)
NINE Moon Splits Hare's Lip (Nose)
TEN Dogs Rescue Master in Tree Refuge
ELEVEN Agreement to Sell Mothers; Agreement to Kill Mothers; Cutta Cord-La!
TWELVE Knock Dust (Water) Out of Rock; Waiting on the Lord
THIRTEEN Birds' Fasting (Singing) Contest
FOURTEEN Diving Contest