Virginia Folk Legends

Virginia Folk Legends Author Thomas E. Barden
ISBN-10 0813913357
Release 1991
Pages 347
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Presents a collection of legends and tales that were gathered by field workers of the Virginia Writers' Project of the WPA.



Green Hills of Magic

Green Hills of Magic Author Ruth Ann Musick
ISBN-10 9780813164175
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 328
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In the early years of this century, miners from nearly every country in Europe and Asia Minor migrated to West Virginia to seek employment in its great collieries. With them they brought many folktales and legends of then homelands. Ruth Ann Musick has collected some of the best and most representative of these stories -- never before published in book form -- in The Green Hills of Magic. In many instances, these tales were first related in family circles in the native languages of the tellers, later to be translated by their younger English-speaking descendants. Entertaining in themselves, the stories are also excellent examples of the diverse folk beliefs and cultural patterns of the national and ethnic immigrant groups. The tales are attractively illustrated with more than twenty black-and-white drawings.



An Anthology of American Folktales and Legends

An Anthology of American Folktales and Legends Author F. A. De Caro
ISBN-10 IND:30000122517364
Release 2009
Pages 358
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For folklorists, students, and general readers alike, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available.It includes an amazing variety of American legend and lore--including hard-to-find Native American and Hawaiian tales as well as African American folktales.



Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh Author Anthony Kaufman
ISBN-10 1578064295
Release 2002
Pages 171
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Steven Soderbergh's cinema-making star has blazed with sex, lies, and videotape, sputtered with The Underneath, and flared again with the acclaimed movie Traffic. Steven Soderbergh: Interviews charts the rise and fall and rise of the writer-director-producer's surprising career from 1989 to 2001. From his "flavor of the month" status with his debut film sex, lies, and videotape to his Academy Award-winning feature Traffic, Soderbergh's road to success is fraught with ups and downs. On each and every film, the book details such experiences as his creative crisis surrounding his fourth film, The Underneath, and his rejuvenation with the ultra-low budget free-style Schizopolis, and the mainstream achievements that followed with Erin Brockovich and Traffic. Spanning twelve years, these conversations reveal Soderbergh (b. 1963) to be as self-effacing and lighthearted in his later more established years as he was when just starting out. He comes across as a man undaunted by the glitz and power of Hollywood, remaining, above all, a truly independent filmmaker unafraid to get his hands dirty and pick up the camera himself. Not only do the interviews provide a glimpse into the filmmaker's aesthetics, but they also offer a history of the U.S. independent film movement in the late 1980s and 1990s--the explosion of "independent films," studios and film festivals, and the Hollywood co-optation of such talents, Soderbergh included. The collection also reveals the increasingly blurred boundaries between independent and mainstream and Soderbergh's commitment to revitalizing cinema from inside the system. Anthony Kaufman is the former senior editor of indieWIRE.com and is currently a Contributing Writer to indieWIRE.com, and is an instructor of film and media journalism at New York University. He has been published in numerous periodicals such as the Village Voice, Cineaste, Time Out New York, and the Independent Film & Video Monthly.



Shadows and Cypress

Shadows and Cypress Author Alan Brown
ISBN-10 160473664X
Release 2000
Pages 199
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A bewitching convocation of Dixie's most frightening ghost tales From backwaters as dark as a cypress swamp to nooks as mysterious as a musty college library, southerners have conjured spirits and told ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories" is a Dixie s(r)ance that summons ghost tales from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Collecting more than a dozen stories from each state, this book channels the South's entire panorama of creepy locales into one volume. The limestone caves of Kentucky, the swamps of Louisiana and Florida, the pine hills and hollows of Appalachia, and the plains of Texas -- these are perfect haunts for a host of narratives about visitors from the spirit world. The many cultures that converged in the American South enriched the region's ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress" taps African American, French, Hispanic, and Scotch-Irish storytelling traditions to capture the distinctive signatures that each has left on ghostlore. Throughout the region, the southern ghost story is hardly a curio from the crypt. It's still alive and well. Folklorist Alan Brown draws stories from crannies as contemporary as the college dormitory or cars parked on a lover's lane. To give the reader the unique experience of hearing a classic ghost story told, Brown presents these tales exactly as they were recorded in his field research or as archived in the trove of the WPA oral collections. A wide variety of spectres found only in this region arise in "Shadows and Cypress." The fillet and loogaru from Louisiana, plat-eye from South Carolina, and haints from across Dixie are among the creatures bumping in the night. Beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing to present day, this generous gathering of tales will chill and delight readers and long haunt shelves as a comprehensive sourcebook of the region's supernatural allure. Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. He has published several books, including "Dim Roads and Dark Nights" (1993) and "The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore" (1996).



Rotunda Tales

Rotunda Tales Author Joseph Lee Vaughan
ISBN-10 OCLC:647956475
Release 1984
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The next to final revision of "Rotunda Tales" which differs from the final version only in editorial comment, and not in content of the tales.



West Virginia Folklore

West Virginia Folklore Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000007050135
Release 1966
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The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales

The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales Author Ruth Ann Musick
ISBN-10 9780813138053
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 208
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" West Virginia boasts an unusually rich heritage of ghost tales. Originally West Virginians told these hundred stories not for idle amusement but to report supernatural experiences that defied ordinary human explanation. From jealous rivals and ghostly children to murdered kinsmen and omens of death, these tales reflect the inner lives -- the hopes, beliefs, and fears -- of a people. Like all folklore, these tales reveal much of the history of the region: its isolation and violence, the passions and bloodshed of the Civil War era, the hardships of miners and railroad laborers, and the lingering vitality of Old World traditions.



African Folk Tales

African Folk Tales Author Hugh Vernon-Jackson
ISBN-10 0486405532
Release 1999-01
Pages 64
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Presents eighteen traditional tales from West Africa, including "The Tortoise and the Leopard, " "The Story of Muhammadu, " and "The Magic Crocodile."



Ballads Folk Songs Folk Tales from West Virginia

Ballads  Folk Songs   Folk Tales from West Virginia Author Ruth Ann Musick
ISBN-10 IND:30000118485121
Release 1960
Pages 71
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Author Glenn Hinson
ISBN-10 9780807898550
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 424
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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.



Ni ez

Ni  ez Author Virginia Nylander Ebinger
ISBN-10 0865341753
Release 1993
Pages 80
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A delightful and educational collection of activities for children is based on extensive historical and cultural research and experience in the folklore of the Spanish children of the American Southwest.



The China Doll

 The China Doll Author Virginia Willis Erck
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3517695
Release 1978
Pages 324
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The Rainbow Book of American Folk Tales and Legends

The Rainbow Book of American Folk Tales and Legends Author Maria Leach
ISBN-10 IND:39000005646505
Release 1958
Pages 318
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A collection of folk tales and legends, including Paul Bunyon; Johnny Appleseed; Davy Crockett; Casey Jones; Billy the Kid; and Jesse James.



Virginia Librarian

Virginia Librarian Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002595407
Release 1992
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The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories

The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories Author Rosemary Ellen Guiley
ISBN-10 9780811758598
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 288
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More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts.



West Virginia History

West Virginia History Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112918045
Release 1992
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