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Riassunto: In Following Old Fencelines: Tales from Rural Texas, Lee Winniford returns homewith a motive and a mission to recapture memories, feelings, and remnants from her childhood, especially as preserved in the lore of her family and in Hopkins County. Returning as both an artist and evaluator, the author attempts to reconcile the present and past.
Winniford wonderfully illustrates and interprets the culture of a small, isolated community of Texas as it existed some fifty years ago. She examines the different cultural trends and distinctive storytelling modes of both sides of her family through analogy with the two graveyards where four generations of her family are buried.
Just as the two graveyards reflect contrasting lifestyles and value systems, so do the stories told by the two branches of Winniford's family. On her father's side, stories were told at family gatherings on holiday, during farm activities such as hog killings and cotton picking, and even while taking refuge from vile Texas weather in the storm cellar. Storytellers, who were usually men, told their engaging stories to a boisterous audience.
On the other hand, among members of the maternal side of her family, women were the chief storytellers, and their stories, which emphasized moral lessons and the supernatural, were told to a more quiet and intense audience, either in the privacy of the home or, in memorable instances, while working on the upkeep of graveyards.
With this collection of tales told through a variety of voices, Winniford recreates the personalities of the original storytellers and the situations in which their tales were shared and gives analytic insight into folklore.
Folklore scholars, Texas history enthusiasts, or anyone who likes a good story is invited to join Winniford on her journey home.
L'autore: LEE WINNIFORD is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Houston, where she received her Ph.D. in folklore. She lives in Beaumont, Texas.
Titolo: Following Old Fencelines
Casa editrice: Texas A & M University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Ex-library copy. Otherwise, very good copy. Codice articolo mon0001388169
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione: As New. Book appears to be new. Codice articolo G0890968020I2N00
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Codice articolo 2857711776
Descrizione libro Texas A & M University Press, College Station, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. In DJ; White cl. B&W photos. Notes, biblio. Collection of true stories from author's home & family in Hoplins County, TX; 8vo; 262 pages. Codice articolo 1882
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 1998. Condizione: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice articolo 0890968020-2-4
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice articolo S_206121079
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, United States, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978089096802400. Codice articolo 17978089096802400
Descrizione libro College Station, TX, U.S.A.: Texas A & M University Press, 1998, College Station, TX, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good +. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good +. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good +. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice articolo 011255
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, United States, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978089096802401. Codice articolo 01978089096802401
Descrizione libro Texas A & M Univ Pr, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good - Fine. First Edition. A recapturing of the author's memories, feelings, and remnants of her childhood, expecially as preserved in the lore of her family and in Hopkins County, Texas. Mild edge wear to the DJ. A very good or better copy. Codice articolo 003313