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Scheub, Harold

Overview
Works: 67 works in 250 publications in 2 languages and 15,936 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Folklore  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Diaries  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: BL2400, 299.6203
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harold Scheub
A dictionary of African mythology : the mythmaker as storyteller by Harold Scheub( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of hundreds of tales, Harold Scheub captures the sweep and diversity of African mythology. Scheub offers a collection of 400 stories, arranged alphabetically, that touch on virtually every aspect of religious belief. Here are gods and goddesses, epic heroes and divine tricksters, along with epics of the world's origins, the struggle between the human and the divine, and much more. Scheub covers the entire continent, from the mouth of the Nile to the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, including North African as well as sub-Saharan cultures. Scheub not only retells each story, but provides information about the respective belief system, the main characters, and related stories or variants. He also includes African proverbs, commentary on mythic themes and three appendices organized by country, linguistics/culture, and The Grand Myth. Perhaps most important, Scheub emphasizes the role of mythmaker as storyteller - as performer for an audience."--Jacket
The world and the word : tales and observations from the Xhosa oral tradition by Nongenile Masithathu Zenani( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master storyteller of the Xhosa people of South Africa, Nongenile Masithathu Zenani gives us an unprecedented view of an oral society from within. Twenty-four of her complex and beautiful tales about birth, puberty, marriage, and work, as told to the renowned collector of African oral tradition, Harold Scheub, are gathered here. Accompanying the stories are Zenani's detailed commentaries and analyses and Scheub's striking photographs of her in performance. The combination of these historical and cultural observations with a richly symbolic collection of tales from a single traditional storyteller make The World and the Word a remarkable document. "The storyteller's materials are simple," Zenani told Scheub, "the world, and the word." She presents to us the entire world of the Xhosa people, how they first came to be, the origins of their customs, how they order their world and deal with transgressors, how they manage all of life's transitions from birth to death. She depicts both the world as it exists and as it is shaped in the words of the story-teller. Inheriting tales from the Xhosa tradition, Zenani has transformed them into imaginative new stories marked by her own artistry
The tongue is fire : South African storytellers and apartheid by Harold Scheub( Book )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years between the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the Soweto Uprising of 1976--a period that was both the height of the apartheid system in South Africa and, in retrospect, the beginning of its end--Harold Scheub went to Africa to collect stories. With tape-recorder and camera in hand, Scheub registered the testaments of Swati, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu storytellers, farming people who lived in the remote reaches of rural South Africa. While young people fought in the streets of Soweto and South African writers made the world aware of apartheid's evils, the rural storytellers resisted apartheid in their own way, using myth and metaphor to preserve their traditions and confront their oppressors. For more than 20 years, Scheub kept the promise he made to the storytellers to publish his translations of their stories only when freedom came to South Africa. The Tongue Is Fire presents these voices of South African oral tradition--the historians, the poets, the epic-performers, the myth-makers--documenting their enduring faith in the power of the word to sustain tradition in the face of determined efforts to distort or eliminate it. These texts are a tribute to the storytellers who have always, in periods of crisis, exercised their art to inspire their own people
The African storyteller : stories from African oral traditions( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stories in this collection range geographically from northern Africa to the south, from the east to the west. Of the sixty stories, forty-seven societies in thirty-five countries are represented... The stories have been taken from various collections, including those of nineteenth century travellers and those of contemporary folklorists"--Preface
Story by Harold Scheub( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Xhosa Ntsomi by Harold Scheub( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poem in the story : music, poetry, and narrative by Harold Scheub( Book )

19 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trickster and hero : two characters in the oral and written traditions of the world by Harold Scheub( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The trickster and the hero, found in so many of the world's oral traditions, are seemingly opposed but often united in one character. Trickster and Hero provides a comparative look at a rich array of world oral traditions, folktales, mythologies, and literatures--from The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Beowulf to Native American and African tales. Award-winning folklorist Harold Scheub explores the "Trickster moment," the moment in the story when the tale, the teller, and the listener are transformed: we are both man and woman, god and human, hero and villain. Scheub delves into the importance of trickster mythologies and the shifting relationships between tricksters and heroes. He examines protagonists that figure centrally in a wide range of oral narrative traditions, showing that the true hero is always to some extent a trickster as well. The trickster and hero, Scheub contends, are at the core of storytelling, and all the possibilities of life are there: we are taken apart and rebuilt, dismembered and reborn, defeated and renewed."--Back cover
African tales by Harold Scheub( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest work from Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African folktales, is the broadest collection yet assembled with tales from the entire continent of Africa, north to south. It brings together mythic, fantastic, and coming-of-age
The uncoiling python : South African storytellers and resistance by Harold Scheub( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphor: inevitable encounters, tools for analysis -- San metaphor: "--And feel a story in the wind"--The Nguni artist: the collapsing of time
African oral narratives, proverbs, riddles, poetry, and song by Harold Scheub( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African images by Harold Scheub( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of African oral narratives by Harold Scheub( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret fire : the 1913-14 South African journal of Pauline Smith by Pauline Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storytelling songs of Zulu women : recording archetypal rites of passage and mythic paths by Harold Scheub( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown Pauline Smith : unpublished and out of print stories, diaries and other prose writings (including her Arnold Bennett memoir) by Pauline Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows : deeper into story by Harold Scheub( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... selected not only African oral and written stories but also tales from around the world ..."--Pref., p. 11
A dictionary of African mythology by Harold Scheub( )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of fascinating, mysterious, and revealing tales captures the immense sweep and diversity of African mythology. The stories touch on virtually every aspect of belief: gods and goddesses, epic heroes and divine tricksters, along with epics of the world's origins, the struggle between the human and the divine, and much more
South African voices by Nongenile Masithathu Zenani( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Xhosa and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story by Harold Scheub( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A dictionary of African mythology : the mythmaker as storyteller
Alternative Names
Scheub, H. E.

Scheub, H. E. (Harold Ernest)

Languages
English (177)

Xhosa (3)

Covers
The world and the word : tales and observations from the Xhosa oral traditionThe tongue is fire : South African storytellers and apartheidThe African storyteller : stories from African oral traditionsStoryThe poem in the story : music, poetry, and narrativeAfrican talesThe uncoiling python : South African storytellers and resistanceSecret fire : the 1913-14 South African journal of Pauline Smith