An anthology of black folk wit, wisdom, and sayings by Vanessa Cross

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Published by Andrews and McMeel in Kansas City .

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Statement[collected by Vanessa Cross].
ContributionsCross, Vanessa., Miniature Book Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPN6081.3 .A58 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1441300M
ISBN 100836230647
LC Control Number93073365

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The selections are drawn from earliest to latest written accounts and from the rich lode of black folk tales and sayings. Writers include women as early as Linda Brent, Harriet Wilson, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, born into antebellum slavery or "freedom," and as recent as the many novelists, poets, journalists, and critics still actively.

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Many of the sayings and perhaps some instructions were composed in the monarchic period (late eleventh to the early sixth centuries). Editing of the whole book was done in the early postexilic period, in the view of most scholars; at that time chaps. 1–9 would have been added as the introduction.

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Illiterates who hired literate scribes were more typical. Scholars do not take seriously the claim that Solomon composed any part.

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