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Courlander, Harold 1908-1996

Overview
Works: 329 works in 1,171 publications in 7 languages and 30,281 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, Singer
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 )

50 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,052 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 1,925 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 1,866 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 1,846 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 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro-American Folklore, as seen in this collection, 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, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; 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. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore is a remarkable achievement, a major work in a field that has long needed in-depth exploration. It belongs on the shelf of every library, and in the homes of all who have an interest in this exciting aspect of America's cultural history
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 1,494 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 1,241 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 762 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 745 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 736 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 636 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 )

25 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 586 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 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 534 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 515 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 482 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
Alternative Names
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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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