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Author Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000.

Title Folk tales, tall tales, trickster tales, and legends of the supernatural from the Pinelands of New Jersey / recorded between 1936 and 1951 and annotated by Herbert Halpert ; edited by J.D.A. Widdowson ; with the assistance of violetta M. Halpert and Carl Withers ; with a new preface by Carl Lindahl
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 644 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents pt. I. 1. Tricksters : "Devil Bill' Reed ; "Big Bill" Estel ; "Cracky" Wainwright ; Other tricksters -- 2. Rhyming taunts and insults, unexpected remarks, surprising answers and retorts : Rhyming taunts and insults ; Unexpected remarks ; Surprising answers and retorts -- 3. Fools and simpletons : Ignorance of the natural world ; Linguistic misunderstanding ; Foolish disregard for own safety ; Ignorance of real life -- 4. Human behavior : Men and women, husbands and wives ; Cante fables ; Religion, preachers and lawyers -- 5. Strong men, great eaters, and tall tale heroes : Jesse Johnson, the elder ; Jesse Johnson, the nephew ; Other strong men ; "Cracky' Wainwright stories ; "Old Joe" Britton stories ; Ed Leek stories -- 6. Other tall tales : Cold weather ; Remarkable creatures ; Remarkable events ; Lying contests and remarkable explanations -- 7. Humorous tales about fear of the supernatural -- 8. Riddle tales, miscellaneous stories and dites
pt. II. Fiddler Sammy Giberson : Giberson, the remarkable fiddler and step-dancer ; Fiddler Giberson and the devil -- 2. Devils, witches, fortunetelling, the otherworld, and buried treasure : Devil child stories ; Other devil stories ; Witch stories: Peggy Clevenger ; Other witch stories ; Fortunetelling, the otherworld, and buried treasure -- 3. Jerry Munyhun, the wizard of the pines : Jerry's arrival ; Jerry, the trickster-ventriloquist ; Jerry, the trickster-magician ; Jerry, the trickster-illusionist -- Jerry and the devil ; "Munyhun and his tricks": a cycle ; "Other things he done."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-607) and indexes
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Subject Folklore -- New Jersey -- Pine Barrens.
Tales -- New Jersey -- Pine Barrens.
Pine Barrens (N.J.) -- Folklore.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
Author Widdowson, J. D. A. (John David Allison)
ISBN 0773420304 (electronic bk.)
9780773420304 (electronic bk.)