Sitting at the Feet of the Past Retelling the North American Folktale for Children

Taal: Engels
Sitting at the Feet of the Past
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780313276354
  • september 1992
  • 256 pagina's
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Must a folktale be connected to its culture? Can a tale with universal applications be transmitted from one culture to another without loss? Does a teller from one culture have the ability--or even the right--to relate a tale from another culture? What happens to a tale when it leaves the oral and adult arenas and appears in print for children? Is it legitimate for a reteller to create variants to suit a child audience? Children's literature is today the major conduit for folklore, and professionals in the field must consider these questions. Editors Gary Schmidt and Donald Hettinga have brought together twenty-three writers of children's literature, illustrators, storytellers, and literary critics, who explore the issues and offer their experiences and views. The scope of the volume is the North American folktale, a rich amalgam of four major distinct traditions: the Native American folktale, the African American folktale, the retold Western European folktale, and the American tall tale. Each tradition is separately presented with an introductory survey and a selection of essays by the writers and critics. This focused collection will be valuable to scholars and professions in folklore, anthropology, American literature, and children's literature and useful also as a text in courses on children's literature and folklore.

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?For folklore students, teachers, or anyone who loves hearing and telling stories, this collection is a thought-provoking resource. The essays provide a balanced and broad base upon which the reader can begin to build his or her own beliefs about retelling folktales.?-Journal of Reading

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
1992-09-15
Aantal pagina's
256 pagina's
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Auteur
Donald R. Hettinga Gary D. Schmidt
Co-auteur
Gary D. Schmidt
Redacteur
Gary D. Schmidt
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Abc-Clio

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9780313276354

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1992-09-15
Subtitel
Retelling the North American Folktale for Children
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