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Folklore in America (1966)

by Tristram P. Coffin

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A fascinating miscellany of American folklore; not encyclopedic but just enough to whet the appetite for more. ( )
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INTRODUCTION
 
A simple chart demonstrates the three traditions of literature which flourish in a country like ours.
THE FOLKTALE
 
The word folktale is not clearly defined in English usage.
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Besser das kind zoll weinen eider der foter.
Better the child cry than the father
(p. 145: Yiddish proverbs, The Family)
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