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Sitting Up with the Dead: A Stories Journely through the American South

Author: Petro, Pamela

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$25.95
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Sitting Up with the Dead: A Stories Journely through the American South : Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how stories originate as well as how they are passed down. She paints vivid portraits of the tellers while compiling tales about Jack the trickster, boo-hags and plat-eyes, ghosts, and singing turtles. The story of the South is not finished. Petro's revelatory investigation into its oral culture is as intoxicating as it is fun.


Category   Subject
Literary Criticism   American - Various
Social Science   Customs & Traditions
Travel   United States

ISBN 13:9781559706124
ISBN 10:1559706120
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:414
Size:8.56" l x 5.94" w x 1.44" h
Ages:
Grade Lvl: Non-Classifiable

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