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Courlander, Harold 1908-1996

Overview
Works: 336 works in 1,196 publications in 7 languages and 30,271 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folk tales  History  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Discographies  Folk literature 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Performer, Other, Collector, Recording engineer, Narrator, Composer, Depositor, Instrumentalist, Publishing director, Singer, Originator
Classifications: PZ8.1.C8, 398.2096
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harold Courlander
Negro folk music, U.S.A. by Harold Courlander( Book )

49 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the essence and development of various forms of Negro folk music, both vocal and instrumental, including ballads, blues, spirituals, worksongs, Louisiana Creole songs, cries, dances, and game songs. Includes words and music for forty-three songs and discographies
The Heart of the Ngoni : heroes of the African kingdom of Segu by Harold Courlander( )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first English language collection of heroic narratives taken from the oral tradition of the Bambara, one of the most important tribes in Western Africa and the founders of the kingdom of Segu, a group of city-states that existed in the seventeenth century along the Upper Niger river
The fourth world of the Hopis by Harold Courlander( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty legends of the Hopi people, originating in the different tribes and relating tales of journeys, wars, heroic deeds, and tribal heroes
The cow-tail switch, and other West African stories by Harold Courlander( Book )

41 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of seventeen short stories gathered in the Ashanti region of Africa depicts the origins of folk sayings and customs, animal ingenuity and trickery, and clever, as well as not so clever, people. The coauthor is George Herzog
A treasury of Afro-American folklore : the oral literature, traditions, recollections, legends, tales, songs, religious beliefs, customs, sayings, and humor of peoples of African descent in the Americas by Harold Courlander( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology, "A Treasure of Afro-American Folklore", Harold Courlander brings together oral traditions of black communities in the Western Hemisphere and demonstrates the powerful cultural influence on Africa on this side of the Atlantic. Afro-American folklore includes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, Negro cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more, songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life; of music and dance; and of the social scene in places where African and European, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. "A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore" perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. The Appendixes include a number of African stores and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. -- From publisher's description
A treasury of African folklore : the oral literature, traditions, myths, legends, epics, tales, recollections, wisdom, sayings, and humor of Africa by Harold Courlander( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of African folkore from the Sub-Saharan region that reflects the diversity of cultures and traditions in the area
The drum and the hoe; life and lore of the Haitian people by Harold Courlander( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes musical notations of 186 songs and drum rhythms
The African; a novel by Harold Courlander( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hwesuhunu is captured by French slave traders, shipwrecked on the island of Saint Lucia, enslaved on a Georgia plantation, and then seeks his freedom as a runaway slave
Big Falling Snow : a Tewa-Hopi Indian's life and times and the history and traditions of his people by Albert Yava( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king's drum, and other African stories by Harold Courlander( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tales in this collection reflect the traditional ways and thinking of different regions and peoples in Africa south of the Sahara. Grades 4-6
Tales of Yoruba gods and heroes by Harold Courlander( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Myths, legends and heroic tales of the Yoruba people of West Africa"--Cover subtitle
Hopi voices : recollections, traditions, and narratives of the Hopi Indians by Harold Courlander( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the short blue corn : tales and legends of the Hopi Indians by Harold Courlander( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen tales and legends reflecting the hardships of the Hopis' desert life
The fire on the mountain, and other Ethiopian stories by Harold Courlander( Book )

26 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of Ethiopian stories
The Crest and the hide, and other African stories of heroes, chiefs, bards, hunters, sorcerers, and common people by Harold Courlander( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty tales and legends from the Ashanti, Mensa, Swahili, Soninke, Tswana, Zulu and other African peoples
Ride with the sun : an anthology of folk tales and stories from the United Nations by Harold Courlander( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 60 stories, one from each of the 60 countries represented in the United Nations grouped under these headings: the Pacific; Eastern and South Asia; Asian and African Middle East; Africa; Europe; The Americas
The hat-shaking dance, and other tales from the Gold Coast by Harold Courlander( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one illustrated tales from the Ashanti
The piece of fire, and other Haitian tales by Harold Courlander( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six folk tales wherein animals, men, and gods are depicted with the sly humor, gentle simplicity, and sympathetic observation typical of the island people
The tiger's whisker : and other tales and legends from Asia and the Pacific by Harold Courlander( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales and legends from Korea, Burma, China, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, Kashmir, Japan, Arabia, Persia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaya, Polynesia, and Yap
Olode the hunter, and other tales from Nigeria by Harold Courlander( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine stories from the people of Nigeria that tell, among other things, why the lizard sometimes lives in a house and about the man who found death in happiness
 
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The Heart of the Ngoni : heroes of the African kingdom of Segu
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The Heart of the Ngoni : heroes of the African kingdom of SeguThe fourth world of the HopisThe cow-tail switch, and other West African storiesA treasury of Afro-American folklore : the oral literature, traditions, recollections, legends, tales, songs, religious beliefs, customs, sayings, and humor of peoples of African descent in the AmericasA treasury of African folklore : the oral literature, traditions, myths, legends, epics, tales, recollections, wisdom, sayings, and humor of AfricaTales of Yoruba gods and heroesPeople of the short blue corn : tales and legends of the Hopi Indians
Alternative Names
Harold Courlander

Harold Courlander American anthropologist

Harold Courlander Amerikaans schrijver

Harold Courlander US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Anthropologe

Kurlender, G.

Kurlender, Garol'd.

הרולד קורלנדר

هارولد کورلندر

커랜더, 해럴드 1908-1996

커랜더, 해롤드 1908-1996

커렌더, 해럴드 1908-1996

クーランダー, ハロルド

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