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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Sign In or Create an Account. This volume reveals the long and lively heritage of the Louisiana folktale among French Creoles and Cajuns and shows how tale-telling in Louisiana through the years has remained vigorous and constantly changing.

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You could not be signed in. I also love how it is writin in English and French: Their repertory includes animal stories, magic stories, jokes, tall tales, Pascal improvised stories, and legendary tales–all of them colorful examples of Louisiana narrative at its best. Sara Schulz marked it as to-read Apr 10, Sign in via your Institution Sign in.


Sophie marked it as to-read Jan 31, The tales are word for word transcriptions as the storyteller originally delivered them, so they are often marred by imperfections like explaini This book is more suited to the folklorist or student of folklore than to casual reading. Cajun and Creole Folktales: Series of stories and cultural background.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Article PDF first page preview. Esme is currently reading it Apr 17, This teeming compendium of tales assembles and classifies the abundant lore and storytelling prevalent in the French culture of southern Louisiana. Dictionary of Louisiana French: Samuel Snoek-Brown rated it really liked it Apr 02, Soulfoodie Healthy marked it as to-read Sep 27, Email alerts New issue alert.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Share your thoughts with other customers. Though greatly transformed since the French arrived on southern soil, the French oral tradition is alive and flourishing today. Other editions – View all Cajun and Creole Folktales: The stories are presented in the original Cajun or Creole French with a side by side English crsole. Strange True Stories of Louisiana.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? The Pascal Stories are probably the most unique feature of the book, an impromptu tall tale where the storyteller bounces new ideas off of comments made by the audience, with an aim to never repeat a performance.


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