CREOL FOLK TALES by

CREOL FOLK TALES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Specific regional lore, of the Mississippi River country below New Orleans, these 19 tales indicate the highly individual quality and character of the people in their mingling of Gallic inheritance with a certain American vitality. For the stories are concerned with romance, gay or satiric, with adventure, crime, with burials in grim humor, with mystery, holidays, ghosts, miracles, and codes of honor as well as revenge. Here the marshers, the trappers, the Church, and the respectable middle class are the actors while the narration is keyed to the classic story-teller tradition. A book for folklore research as well as for readers of folk literature.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1948
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ. Press