The Coon in the Box: A Global Folktale in African-American Context (Folklore Fellows Communications 277)

By: John Minton & David Evans (Authors)

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Among the most popular of all African-American folktales is the story folklorists know as “The Coon in the Box”, itself a derivative of the extremely old and widespread narrative usually identified, after the Brothers Grimm, as “Doctor Know-All” (Doktor Allwissend) (AaTh 1641). Not coincidentally, this item has served as a centerpiece in the debate over the sources of New World black folktales. A detailed analysis of “The Coon in the Box”, its life history and cultural context thus reveals a great deal not only of the nature of African-American oral narratives in and of themselves, but also of the challenges confronting scholars in investigating the origins, diffusion, and development of these traditions. Printed Pages: 112.

Title: The Coon in the Box: A Global Folktale in African-American Context (Folklore Fellows Communications 277)

Author Name: John Minton & David Evans (Authors)

Categories: India, Cultural Studies,

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2001

ISBN: 9514108957

ISBN 13: 9789514108952

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: The Coon in the Box: A Global Folktale in African-American Context (Folklore Fellows Communications 277) John Minton & David Evans (Authors)