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Folk laughter on the American frontier

by Mody Coggin Boatright

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • Texas.
    • Subjects:
    • American wit and humor.,
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Humor.,
    • Folklore -- United States.,
    • Folklore -- Texas.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Mody C. Boatright.
      ContributionsRoy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN6161 .B663
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 182 p. ;
      Number of Pages182
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6061903M
      LC Control Number49049204

        This video is about "Clay Allison". This video series is something special. We're fully delving into all things everything and all thing about AMERICAN FOLKLORE.   The tall tale is a fundamental element of American folk literature. The tall tale's origins are seen in the bragging contests that often occurred when the rough men of the American frontier gathered.

      Rigidity can creep in and set even the young mind if there are no soft memories, no laughter, no times too deep for tears. Age is grace — a time too valuable to waste.” — Joyce Sequichie Hifler from her book A Cherokee Feast of Days. Also See: Native American Proverbs & Wisdom. Native American Rituals and Ceremonies. Native American Totems. Native American Humor, OP. Tall Tale America, Coward-McCann, New York, Orderly analyses with many concrete examples. With Franklin J. Meine as co-author, Mike Fink, King of Mississippi River Keelboatmen, Biography of a folk type against pioneer and frontier background. OP. BOATRIGHT, MODY C. Folk Laughter on the American.

      The family story paper prize joke book and almanac. by: Abarbanell, Jacob Published: () Abe Martin, of Brown County, Indiana / by: Hubbard, Kin,   Meet the mad scientists of "Laughter at the Academy" and "The Tolling of Pavlov's Bells." Glory in the potential of a Halloween that never ends. Follow two very different alphabets in "Frontier ABCs" and "From A to Z in the Book of Changes." Get "Lost," dress yourself "In Skeleton Leaves," and remember how to : Subterranean Press.


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Here, in a roundup of anecdotes, tales, jokes, is the art of tall lying at its tallest; its impulse, whether braggarts or backwoods belles (homely and doughty), the inelegance of manners (primarily.

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