Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States
Richard M Dorson (Author)
DescriptionThis 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--retains the spicy flavor of authentic narrative, told in the vernacular of the skillful folk storyteller.
University of Chicago Press
August 15, 1972
5.39 X 1.33 X 8.05 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author
Richard M. Dorson (1916-1981) was Distinguished Professor of History and Folklore and director of the Folklore Institution at Indiana University.