Tales from the Cloud Walking Country

Tales from the Cloud Walking Country Assembled here are seventy eight stories from six of the ballad singingest tale tellingest residents of the eastern Kentucky mountain country Based on stories rooted in European traditions from Germa

  • Title: Tales from the Cloud Walking Country
  • Author: MarieCampbell Clare Leighton
  • ISBN: 9780820321868
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Assembled here are seventy eight stories from six of the ballad singingest, tale tellingest residents of the eastern Kentucky mountain country Based on stories rooted in European traditions from German fairy tales to Irish hero stories to Greek myths, the tales had been handed down through generations of telling before Marie Campbell collected them in the late 1920s andAssembled here are seventy eight stories from six of the ballad singingest, tale tellingest residents of the eastern Kentucky mountain country Based on stories rooted in European traditions from German fairy tales to Irish hero stories to Greek myths, the tales had been handed down through generations of telling before Marie Campbell collected them in the late 1920s and early 1930s Readers will recognize the story of Snow White in A Stepchild That Was Treated Mighty Bad, while Three Shirts and a Golden Finger Ring recalls the fairy tale of the Seven Swans The Fellow That Married A Dozen Times is a lively rendition of Bluebeard As the narrators cautioned Marie Campbell again and again, Tale telling is nigh about faded out in the mountain country, but Tales from the Cloud Walking Country offers a lasting record of history, cultural heritage, language, and good old fashioned fun.

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    1. The "cloud walking country" being the eastern Kentucky mountains. And the tales are told as collected, in the voice of her informants -- indeed, the stories are listed by informant.This can mean comments about where they learned them -- from an Irishman, or the time they heard it, only once, or how the mother told "The Three Girls with Journey-Cakes" and always the father would tell "The Three Boys with Journey Cakes" right after. Or what immediately made them say it -- a Bluebeard tale because [...]

    2. Eastern Kentucky tellings of mostly old European classic tales and local variations on Irish mythology. Amazing how much stuff here would be familiar to William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, or the Brothers Grimm, decked out in Appalachian garb and told by storytellers who got it straight from a living oral tradition now killed off by "communications."Marie Campbell wrote these versions in Bloomington, Indiana, in the 1950's, based on her shorthand fieldnotes from the Kentucky mountains during the [...]

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