A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune (Hardcover)

By Mody C. Boatright (Editor), Wilson M. Hudson (Editor), Allen Maxwell (Editor)

University of North Texas Press, 9780870740169, 274pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1964

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Good tales are represented in this volume by Frank Dobie and by Riley Aiken, Roger Abrahams, and Kenneth Goldstein. Also included are E. Bagby Atwood who analyzes the variations of the cacophonous custom of the charivari or shivaree as it has been observed in different times and regions. George D. Hendricks compares versions of the origin and nature of woman, and John Q. Anderson surveys origins of stream names, among other topics covered in this volume.

About the Author

Mody C. Boatright (1896–1970) served as Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for twenty years. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, where he taught for four decades. His contributions to folklore study and the Texas Folklore Society are innumerable.

Wilson M. Hudson was the editor of the Texas Folklore Society from 1963 to 1971 after becoming associated with the Society when he began teaching at The University of Texas.

Allen Maxwell was a former editor of The Southwest Review and former book editor for The Dallas Morning News.