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West African folktales that continue to be passed from generation to generation through storytelling.
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So important is traditional verbal arts to the literary tradition that both William Butler Yeats and Italo Calvino spent decades documenting, editing and publishing collections of folktales.
Perkins is a tribal storyteller and teacher, sharing the folktales of the Mobilian people.
Rumi's masterpiece, the Mathnawi, is a fantastical, oceanic mishmash of folktales, philosophical speculation and lyric ebullience in which the worldly and the otherworldly, the secular and the sacred, blend constantly.
Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor has never been so silly as in this slapstick variation of the folktale about a bow-bearing noble bandit.
Pritzker, 54, an anthropology major who studied folktales during her year abroad, has been drawn to storytelling ever since.
Every heirloom comes with a little history lesson or memorable folktale.
In the folktale, a powerful black steel-driving man named John Henry challenges the steam drill to a race, beats it, and dies.
Some of the film’s most fantastical elements — the manager of a fast food restaurant bargaining with rioters, police handcuffing people to streetlights — are stories she was told as urban folktales.
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