Jack in two worlds contemporary North American tales and their tellers

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States.,
  • Appalachian Region, Southern.

Subjects:

  • Jack tales -- United States,
  • Storytelling -- Appalachian Region, Southern,
  • Storytelling -- United States,
  • Folklore -- Performance

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-280) and indexes.

Book details

Statementedited by William Bernard McCarthy ; with tales edited by William Bernard McCarthy, Cheryl Oxford, Joseph Daniel Sobol.
SeriesPublications of the American Folklore Society. New series, Publications of the American Folklore Society.
ContributionsMcCarthy, William Bernard, 1939-, Oxford, Cheryl., Sobol, Joseph Daniel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR105.37.J32 J33 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxlvi, 290 p. :
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1424657M
ISBN 100807821357, 0807844438
LC Control Number93035592

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