Non-Fiction Books:

My Curious and Jocular Heroes

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

My Curious and Jocular Heroes

Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

My Curious and Jocular Heroes by Loyal Jones
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


We were going down the road, and we came to this house. There was a little boy standing by the road just crying and crying. We stopped, and we heard the biggest racket you ever heard up in the house. /What (TM)s the matter, son? /Why, Maw and Paw are up there fightin (TM). /Who is your Paw, son? /Well, that (TM)s what they are fightin (TM) over. Brimming with ballads, stories, riddles, tall tales, and great good humor, My Curious and Jocular Heroes pays homage to four people who guided and inspired Loyal Jones (TM)s own study of Appalachian culture. His sharp-eyed portraits introduce a new generation to Bascom Lunsford, the pioneer behind the /memory collections of song and story at Columbia University and the Library of Congress; the Sorbonne-educated collector and performer Josiah H. Combs; Cratis D. Williams, the legendary father of Appalachian studies; and the folklorist and master storyteller Leonard W. Roberts. Throughout, Jones highlights the tales, songs, jokes, and other collected nuggets that define the breadth of each man (TM)s research and repertoire.

Author Biography

Loyal Jones is the author of numerous books on Appalachian culture, including Country Music Humorists and Comedians . He served as director of the Appalachian Center at Berea College for twenty-three years.
Release date NZ
August 25th, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
University of Illinois Press
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 880 Banana Points