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My Curious and Jocular Heroes

Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia

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My Curious and Jocular Heroes by Loyal Jones
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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
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Illinois Press
Pages
246
ISBN-13
9780252041136
Product ID
26800250

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