Paul Bunyan, Last of the Frontier Demigods

Paul Bunyan, Last of the Frontier Demigods

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More than another recounting of Paul Bunyan's adventures, this book is a classic of American folklore. First published in 1949, this new edition traces the clues of origin to turn-of-the-century logging camps, to the sparse record of actual folktales, and then to the ways these yarns were repeated, revised, simplified, or distorted.


Paul Bunyan is the giant of American folklore, so huge that several states claim him as their own?some say he was born in Michigan, others claim Minnesota, still others, Maine. Daniel Hoffman's Paul Bunyan shows that the hero's origins are more surprising still.
More than another recounting of Paul Bunyan's adventures, this book is a classic of American folklore. First published in 1949, this new edition traces the clues of origin to turn-of-the-century logging camps, to the sparse record of actual folktales, and then to the ways these yarns were repeated, revised, simplified, or distorted.



Publisher: East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780585188195
058518819X
087013521X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxi, 213 p.) : ill
Alternative Title: Paul Bunyan

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