The Resource Cajun and Creole folktales : the French oral tradition of South Louisiana, collected and annotated by Barry Jean Ancelet

Cajun and Creole folktales : the French oral tradition of South Louisiana, collected and annotated by Barry Jean Ancelet

Label
Cajun and Creole folktales : the French oral tradition of South Louisiana
Title
Cajun and Creole folktales
Title remainder
the French oral tradition of South Louisiana
Statement of responsibility
collected and annotated by Barry Jean Ancelet
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This teeming compendium of tales assembles and classifies the abundant lore and storytelling prevalent in the French culture of southern Louisiana. It is the largest, most diverse, and best annotated collection of French-language tales ever published in the United States. Side by side are dual-language retellings - the Cajun French and its English translation - along with insightful commentaries. This volume reveals the long and lively heritage of the Louisiana folktale among French Creoles and Cajuns and shows how tale-telling in Louisiana has remained vigorously and constantly changing. Some of the best storytellers of the present day are highlighted in biographical sketches and are identified by some of the best tales. Their repertory includes animal stories, magic stories, jokes, tall tales, Pascal (improvised) stories, and legendary tales - all of them colorful examples of Louisiana narrative at its best. Though greatly transformed since the French arrived on southern soil, the French oral tradition is alive and flourishing today. It proves to be even more complex and varied than has been shown in previous studies, for revealed here are African influences as well as others that have been filtered from America's multicultural mainstream
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398/.089410763
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English and French
LC call number
GR111.F73
LC item number
C35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ancelet, Barry Jean
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cajuns
  • Tales
  • Folklore
  • Cajun French dialect
Target audience
adult
Label
Cajun and Creole folktales : the French oral tradition of South Louisiana, collected and annotated by Barry Jean Ancelet
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Garland, 1993, in series: World folktale library ; v. 1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-212) and indexes
Contents
Foreword by Carl Lindahl -- Preface by Barry Jean Ancelet -- Context -- Study -- Repertoire -- Language -- Storytellers -- Tales: Contes d'animaux/Animal tales -- Contes merveilleux/Magic tales -- Farces/Jokes -- Menteries et contes forts/Lies and tall tales -- Contes de Pascal/Pascal stories -- Contes legendaires/Legendary tales -- Histoires vraies/Historical tales -- Bibliography -- Index of tale types -- Index of motifs -- Index of narrators
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
lxxii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780878057092
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93046885
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29565288
  • (OCoLC)29565288
  • 240388
  • (OCoLC)240388
Label
Cajun and Creole folktales : the French oral tradition of South Louisiana, collected and annotated by Barry Jean Ancelet
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Garland, 1993, in series: World folktale library ; v. 1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-212) and indexes
Contents
Foreword by Carl Lindahl -- Preface by Barry Jean Ancelet -- Context -- Study -- Repertoire -- Language -- Storytellers -- Tales: Contes d'animaux/Animal tales -- Contes merveilleux/Magic tales -- Farces/Jokes -- Menteries et contes forts/Lies and tall tales -- Contes de Pascal/Pascal stories -- Contes legendaires/Legendary tales -- Histoires vraies/Historical tales -- Bibliography -- Index of tale types -- Index of motifs -- Index of narrators
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
lxxii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780878057092
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93046885
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29565288
  • (OCoLC)29565288
  • 240388
  • (OCoLC)240388

Library Locations

  • Athmar ParkBorrow it
    1055 S. Tejon Street, Denver, CO, 80223, US
    39.697149 -105.013016
  • Bear ValleyBorrow it
    5171 West Dartmouth Avenue, Denver, CO, 80236, US
    39.656522 -105.051463
  • Blair-Caldwell African American Research LibraryBorrow it
    2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO, 80205, US
    39.752497 -104.981474
  • ByersBorrow it
    675 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204, US
    39.727059 -104.998913
  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO, 80204, US
    39.737125 -104.987572
  • DeckerBorrow it
    1501 South Logan Street, Denver, CO, 80210, US
    39.689059 -104.983206
  • Eugene FieldBorrow it
    810 South University Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80209, US
    39.701755 -104.95898
  • Ford WarrenBorrow it
    2825 High Street, Denver, CO, 80205, US
    39.757418 -104.965353
  • Green Valley RanchBorrow it
    4856 North Andes Court, Denver, CO, 80249, US
    39.78468 -104.766966
  • HadleyBorrow it
    1890 South Grove Street, Denver, CO, 80219, US
    39.68249 -105.025864
  • HampdenBorrow it
    9755 East Girard Avenue, Denver, CO, 80231, US
    39.654622 -104.87478
  • MontbelloBorrow it
    12955 Albrook Drive, Denver, CO, 80239, US
    39.780261 -104.840459
  • Park HillBorrow it
    4705 Montview Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80207, US
    39.747817 -104.932566
  • Pauline RobinsonBorrow it
    5575 E 33rd Ave, Denver, CO, 80207, US
    39.764077 -104.922847
  • Reading RocketsBorrow it
  • Rodolfo "Corky" GonzalesBorrow it
    1498 N. Irving Street, Denver, CO, 80204, US
    39.740111 -105.029694
  • Ross-BarnumBorrow it
    3570 West 1st Avenue, Denver, CO, 80219, US
    39.717957 -105.034543
  • Ross-BroadwayBorrow it
    33 East Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO, 80209, US
    39.71497 -104.98665
  • Ross-Cherry CreekBorrow it
    305 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO, 80206, US
    39.721192 -104.952532
  • Ross-University HillsBorrow it
    4310 East Amherst Avenue, Denver, CO, 80222, US
    39.665228 -104.937587
  • Sam GaryBorrow it
    2961 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO, 80238, US
    39.759326 -104.900536
  • Schlessman FamilyBorrow it
    100 Poplar Street, Denver, CO, 80220, US
    39.71867 -104.904314
  • SmileyBorrow it
    4501 West 46th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80212, US
    39.780541 -105.04509
  • Valdez-PerryBorrow it
    4690 Vine St, Denver, CO, 80216, US
    39.78172 -104.962102
  • Virginia VillageBorrow it
    1500 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO, 80222, US
    39.689117 -104.931128
  • WestwoodBorrow it
    1000 South Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80219, US
    39.698321 -105.034042
  • WoodburyBorrow it
    3265 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80211, US
    39.763092 -105.025692
Processing Feedback ...