All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionJoel Chandler Harris was internationally famous in his own time and has a surprisingly broad scholarly and popular following in ours. His portraits of slaves and former slaves, particularly Uncle Remus and Free Joe, poor whites, and Brer Rabbit, the archetypal trickster hero, have influenced many other writers, including Mark Twain, Charles Chesnutt, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and a wide array of children's authors from Beatrix Potter to A. A. Milne. Harris also left a lasting mark on popular culture, most clearly manifested through Disney's ^ISong of the South^R and at Disney World attractions featuring versions of Harris's characters. He singlehandedly preserved and made internationally famous the Brer Rabbit folktales, the largest body of African American oral folklore that the world has ever kwn. Additionally, Harris was a major New South journalist who accelerated the process of reconciliation between North and South and promoted racial tolerance after the Civil War. This reference book is a complete bibliographic guide to the scholarly response to Harris during the last two decades. The introduction explores such issues as Harris's renderings of black dialect, Southern character, and folklore, and his influence on popular culture. The first part is a supplement to Bickley's earlier bibliography of Harris, which covered the period 1862-1976. The second part provides more than 300 entries for books, articles, and dissertations about Harris published after 1976. Entries are grouped in sections according to year of publication, and then alphabetically within each section. Each entry is fully antated, and a detailed index concludes the volume.
- Author BiographyR. BRUCE BICKLEY, Jr. is Professor of English and Director of the University Honors Program at Florida State University. His publications include numerous book chapters, articles, and reviews, along with several books: The Method of Melville's Short Fiction (1975), Joel Chandler Harris (1978), Joel Chandler Harris: A Reference Guide (1978), and Critical Essays on Joel Chandler Harris (1981). HUGH T. KEENAN is Professor of English at Georgia State University. He has edited three special issues on Medieval literature and children's fiction for Studies in the Literary Imagination and a special issue on Joel Chandler Harris for The Atlanta Historical Journal. He is the author of dozens of articles, chapters and, reviews, and his books include Typology and English Medieval Literature (1992) and Dearest Chums and Partners: The Letters of Joel Chandler Harris to His Children (1993).
- Author(s)Hugh Keenan,R. Bruce Bickley
- Date of Publication20/11/1997
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleBibliographies & Indexes in American Literature
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 27.
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight449 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
- Edition Statementannotated edition
Best-selling in Textbooks
- AU $190.23New
Marketing Management: an Asian Perspective by Swee Hoon Ang, Kevin Lane Keller, Siew-Meng Leong, Chin Tiong Tan, Philip Kotler (Paperback, 2013)
- AU $73.99New
- AU $61.14Used
- AU $93.21New
- AU $101.29New
- AU $70.76New
Save on Textbooks
- AU $69.90Trending at AU $81.85
- AU $22.10Trending at AU $23.82
- AU $87.99Trending at AU $90.37
- AU $73.99Trending at AU $78.30
- AU $39.15Trending at AU $50.15
- AU $69.89Trending at AU $73.99
- AU $104.88Trending at AU $108.61
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.