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Overview

This especially substantial folkish son-of-a-gun stew concocted by J. Frank Dobie and associates is distinguished by a wide variety of materials, ranging from the simplest recording of single items, like anecdotes, folk remedies or sayings, through the skillfully retold primitive legend, to the scientific, though quite idiomatic, anthropological report, and to the scholarly analysis of the philosophy of the folk. The theme and hero of the volume, Old Man Coyote, is animal and folk character. Indian legends are well represented in Coyote Wisdom, a Publication of the Texas Folklore Society.


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ISBN-13: 9781574410884
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Series , #14
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author


J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.



Mody C. Boatright (1896–1970) served as Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for twenty years. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Teas, where he taught for four decades. His contributions to folklore study and the Texas Folklore Society are innumerable.



Harry H. Ransom (1908–1976), University of Texas English Professor, was appointed associate editor of TFS in 1938. He later became president of UT and then chancellor.

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