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The title comes from J. Frank Dobie’s essay on "The Traveling Anecdote." Also included are Roy Bedichek on "Folklore in Natural History"; "The Names of Western Wild Animals," George D. Hendricks; "Bonny Barbara Allen," Joseph W. Hendren; "Aunt Cordie’s Ax and Other Motifs in Oil," Mody C. Boatright; "The Western Ballad and the Russian Ballada," Robert C. Stephenson; "The Love Tragedy in Texas-Mexican Balladry," Americo Paredes; "Emerson and the Language of the Folk," John Q. Anderson; "Tales of Neiman-Marcus," James Howard; "The Devil in the Big Bend," Elton Miles, and others.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. ii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-vi
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  1. The Traveling Anecdote
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. Folklore in Natural History
  2. pp. 18-39
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  1. The Names of Western Wild Animals
  2. pp. 40-46
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  1. Bonny Barbara Allen
  2. pp. 47-74
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  1. Aunt Cordie's Ax and Other Motifs in Oil
  2. pp. 75-85
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  1. The Western Ballad and the Russian Bailada
  2. pp. 86-96
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  1. Signature in Ballad and Story
  2. pp. 97-109
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  1. The Love Tragedy in Texas-Mexican Balladry
  2. pp. 110-114
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  1. Come Buy, Come Buy
  2. pp. 115-138
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  1. Folkways on Bear Creek
  2. pp. 139-151
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  1. Emerson and the Language of the Folk
  2. pp. 152-159
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  1. Tales of Neiman-Marcus
  2. pp. 160-170
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  1. Origins of Uvalde County Cattle Brands
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. I Want My Golden Arm
  2. pp. 183-194
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  1. Black and White Magic on the Texas-Mexican Border
  2. pp. 195-199
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  1. Weather Talk from the Cap Rock
  2. pp. 200-204
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  1. The Devil in the Big Bend
  2. pp. 205-216
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  1. Wham, Jam, Jenny-Mo-Wham
  2. pp. 217-219
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  1. Richard's Tales
  2. pp. 220-253
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 254-258
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574411096
Related ISBN
9781574411096
MARC Record
OCLC
44956589
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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