By Joel Chandler Harris
For greater than 100 years, the stories of Joel Chandler Harris have entertained and inspired either readers and writers. Nights with Uncle Remus gathers seventy-one of Harris's most well-liked narratives, that includes African American trickster stories, etiological myths, Sea Island legends, and chilling ghost tales. instructed in the course of the certain voices of 4 slave storytellers, essential stories like "The Moon within the Mill-Pond" and different Brer Rabbit tales have encouraged writers from Mark Twain to William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison, and helped revolutionize smooth children's literature and folktale amassing.
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His introduction and four of his plays appeared in this volume. In response to the number of requests for and the lack of teaching materials on African-American history, Woodson had Richardson collect several plays on black history. These were to be produced by school and church theater groups. Published in 1935, Negro History in Thirteen Plays included five plays by Richardson. , for which Woodson was editor. Richardson’s plays were staged throughout the United States during the 1930s and occasionally queries from people outside the United States arrived at his home on Thirteenth Street.
1 “All Within My Power”: The Biography of Willis Richardson v Remember that what you are told is really threefold: shaped by the teller, reshaped by the listener, and concealed from both by the dead man. Vladimir Nabokov, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight Assembling an accurate biography of Willis Richardson is difficult. Gaps are left open, details go unsupported, and in some cases, Richardson seems to have been intentionally misleading. Various questions his family had, and still have, will, it seems, never be answered.
One influence Wilder had was in encouraging Richardson’s interest in books and writing by reading to the young boy. His family notes that although reading was important to Richardson in his youth, Julia and Agnes Harper Richardson were believed to have been illiterate. As a child, Richardson recalls that he was frequently criticized by neighbors for reading too much: “I used to forget the rest of the world and become a part of the adventures of Frank and Dick Merriwell, Old King Brady, the Liberty Boys of Seventy-six, the James Boys, and others too numerous to mention” (“Youth”).