Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia (Paperback)
This is a wonderful compliment to any volume of the Foxfire series and a great way to introduce Foxfire to a new generation of readers. This book is swimming with oral tradition and the richness of the story telling that adds so much to Southern culture. Funny, unusual, and uniquely Southern, Foxfire has done it again.— Al
Here are instances of mountain speech, proverbs and sayings, legends, folktales, anecdotes, songs, and pranks and jests, along with ghost tales and accounts of folk belief, as well as stories from half a dozen of the region’s finest storytellers. Through these examples, Smith examines the role storytelling plays in the Southern Appalachian community, identifying the rich traditions that can be found in the region and exploring how they convey a sense of place—and of identity.
"Both timeless and curiously of the moment. . . . Folklore and timeworn tips from Southern Appalachian mountain dwellers collected in this latest tome from the beloved Foxfire series." —Garden & Gun