African Folktales & Sculpture : Folktales selected and edited by Paul Radinwith the collaboration of Elinore Marvel. 2nd ed 2nd pr


(African Art). African Folktales & Sculpture. Folktales selected and editedby Paul Radin with the collaboration of Elinore Marvel. (New York) : Panth eon Books, (October, 1966). Pp. 357. Frontis + one folding map + 187 black & white plates at rear. 4to, off-white cloth covered boards with small giltand black decoration to front, black cloth spine, gilt lettering, top edge orange. Bollingen Series XXXII. ""This volume offers a representative coll ection of native African myths and folktales accompanied by selected examples of the plastic art stemming from the same culture. In assembling these narratives from the unwritten literature of this area, Dr. Radin has drawn upon the so-called true Negro tribes of west Agfrica, the Bantu-speaking tribes of central, east, and south Africa, the half-Hamites of the Nile headwaters, and the Bushmen and Hottentots of the extreme south and south-west. Dr. Radin emphasizes that theirs is possibly the most sophisticated of all aboriginal literatures, though it has not become so well known as the sculpture of native Africa, which during the past fifty years has so strongly influenced the art of the contemporary western world." Faint orange smudge to front cloth, else vg. 70.00

Title: African Folktales & Sculpture : Folktales selected and edited by Paul Radinwith the collaboration of Elinore Marvel. 2nd ed 2nd pr

Author Name: African Art) Bollingen Series XXXII RADIN, Paul (ed.) MARVEL, Elinore

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Pantheon Books, 1966,:

Seller ID: 48500

Keywords: ART SCULPTURE AFRICA FOLKTALES LITERATURE BOLLINGEN FOLK,