Joel Chandler Harris, Folklorist

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University of Georgia Press, May 1, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 200 pages
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Stella Brewer Brookes's study of the life and work of Joel Chandler Harris was published in 1950. Brookes examines how Harris drew on his extensive knowledge of African American folklore and culture to create the characters in his work. Brookes classifies the Uncle Remus books under seven major categories: trickster tales, other "creeturs," myths, supernatural tales, proverbs, dialect, and songs.
 

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Contents

Environmental and Literary Influences
3
Folklore and Literary Art
22
General Description of the Uncle Remus Books
43
Trickster Tales
63
Witch Ghost
88
Proverbs and Folksay
97
Dialect
120
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Stella Brewer Brookes was an authority on Joel Chandler Harris who taught at Clarke College in Atlanta for more than forty years. Her brother was the noted folklore scholar John Mason Brewer.

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