Год издания: 2004
Количество страниц: 272
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Book DescriptionGet Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me is considered one of the great, classic collections of African-American literature and folklore. Originally published by in 1974 in hardcover only, it quickly gained the reputation as a classic collection of Black folk poetry known as "toasts." Toasts are probably the only living form of oral narrative poetry in the U.S.; they represent a vital genre of black folklore. They come from various sources: from streetcorners to jails, from barrooms to academic halls. The toasts celebrate mythological figures from African-American culture, including the famed "bad man" Stackolee who is said to have murdered a man over a Stetson hat; the famous exploits of the "Signifying Monkey," who outsmarts his stronger opponents in the forest by using his native wits; and stories of the loss of the Titanic, famed in black folklore because of its symbolic significance as a failure of the era's powerful white establishment-and the (perhaps...