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16399
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Time Was, a novel by John Foster West, a writer-in-residence at Appalachian State University, is full of folklore and folk language on almost every page. The novel exposes various folk remedies and superstitions, folk songs and games, folk imagery, and folk speech and poetry.
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16400
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All three of Ovid Williams Pierce's critically acclaimed novels are set in a farming community in and around the imaginary town of Warren in eastern North Carolina. Since they are inextricably bound up with the same community, roughly the author's native district around Weldon in Halifax County, it is only natural that one finds a rich vein of folklore in his works. The richest vein is that provided by the lore of the African Americans, who take on increasingly important roles in each successive novel.
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16401
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At the time of his official retirement from the classroom in 1971, Richard Walser had been teaching in the Department of English at North Carolina State University since 1946. He served as president of the North Carolina Folklore Society, and was co-editor of North Carolina Folklore from 1966-1970. This article provides a bibliography of his books, novels, articles, edited collections, reviews, stories, contributions, and more.
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35446
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Kathleen Morehouse wrote Rain on the Just in the latter half of the nineteenth century, about the fictional Allen family in Wilkesboro, NC. A synopsis of the novel is given, and then the elements of folklore, particularly folk speech, are identified and discussed.
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35447
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Romulus Linney wrote Heathen Valley in 1962 about a group of peoples residing in the North Carolina Mountains and how they responded to an overly zealous missionary. The story is filled with folk speech, myths, traditional medicine, and other folk elements to portray the characters as accurately as possible.
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35453
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Season of Fear, written by Guy Owen in 1960, is about a lonely, middle-aged man whose hindered psychological developments and sexual frustrations lead him to commit violent acts. The book is riddled with imagery pertaining to sexuality, particularly from serpents and reptiles.
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35449
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As a folklorist in North Carolina, Burke Davis collected a wide variety of folk customs for his book, The Summer Land. Within the book are folkloric elements relating to customs, speech, domestic tasks, hunting, and more.
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35452
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The author analyzes his own work to decipher how folklore has influenced the novels he has written.
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35455
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A poem about the end of summer, with the summer clothing put away and the coal sellers coming to town.
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35451
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A poem about a travelling preacher who has relations with the young women of the towns on his route.
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35448
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A poem about a woman who knew a variety of folk medicines.
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35450
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A short poem describing the scene after a traditional Mayan sacrifice.
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