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Uncle Bud Long : The Birth of a Kentucky Folk Legend.

Author/Creator:
Clarke, Kenneth.
Publication:
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
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Book
1 online resource (92 pages)
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Subjects:
Legends -- Kentucky.
Long, Bud.
Folklore -- Methodology.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
According to the scant historical records available, Uncle Bud Long, his daughter Janey, and her son Frankie lived near Clark's Landing, Kentucky, for about twenty years early in this century. Mr. Clarke has collected the tales of the Longs' strange ways from old-time residents of the community, both those who knew the Longs and those who inherited the stories by word of mouth. Here he skillfully weaves them into a loose narrative and, in addition, analyzes the ways in which the anecdotes have been transmuted in the process of retelling. This analysis of the stories of Uncle Bud reveals much about the delicate process by which the oral folk tradition grows and thrives. Though at first glance these fragmentary anecdotes hardly seem to constitute a legend, Mr. Clarke convincingly argues that from such humble roots ultimately grows much of what we think of as "literature.".
Contents:
Cover
Title
Copyright
Contents
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
Where It Began
The Setting of the Legend
HOW IT WAS
Uncle Bud's Day
Janey's Day
Frankie's Day
WHAT IT MEANS
The Narratives as Folk Literature
The Legend as History
Conclusion
An Afterword
Notes
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Clarke, Kenneth Uncle Bud Long
ISBN:
9780813162430
9780813151694
OCLC:
900344967