Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales The well known Ozark folklorist gathers together bawdy tales previously considered unprintable that provide insight into the region s rich exotic narrative tradition

  • Title: Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales
  • Author: Vance Randolph
  • ISBN: 9780252006180
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The well known Ozark folklorist gathers together bawdy tales, previously considered unprintable, that provide insight into the region s rich exotic narrative tradition.

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    1. This book contains a great collection of wild and woolly tales about all manner of folksy fornication. Good gawd, those mountain folk sure loved to tell filthy stories! I was blushing (and laughing) the whole time I was reading. Here are tales too ticklish to tell your preacher, though certainly more than a few of the stories feature preachers and their rather "unholy" antics. Tsk, tsk!The title tale is perhaps the cleanest story in the book:One time there were two farmers that lived out on the [...]


    2. This book was hysterical. Most of the stories were centered around sex, all of them were defined by this beautiful regionalism that too often is ignored. Hillbillies, people of the Ozarks region, and the people who live in the Appalachian territory are often caricatured by the image of inbred rapists taken straight out of Deliverance. This book goes a long way of combating that image I think, because it offers a second look by showing these people as humorous and at times self-parodying. Pissing [...]


    3. Okay Dad somehow was given this book and he tried to throw it out, but NEVER NEVER try to throw away something you don't want your kids to read in the kitchen garbage and then not take the bag out!! So there it was, sitting at the top of the trash, and with such an intriguing title to a 13-year-old, HOW COULD I NOT??Scatological humor abounds!!


    4. Sometimes you get book recommendations from the most unexpected places. While visiting my home town in Arkansas a couple of years ago one of my oldest friends recommended this. I was a bit skeptical at first due to the title and the strange looks I received from used book sellers when inquiring about it. I finally found a nice edition online. Sometimes you also learn things from the most unexpected places. That the preservation of American folklore is a scholarly pursuit. (I had no idea) That th [...]


    5. "the widow woman just stared at old Burdick's pecker. "For all I care" she says "you can cut the thing off and stick it up his asseven when he was alive, Tom wasn't none too particular where he put it." Wowshit! what a doozy! Nevermind all the scholarly back-of-the-book quotes and introduction in my edition, this is something goddamn else entirely. 101 of some of the most ribald scenes imaginable all about a page long and going straight for the gut! When i read it by myself at a coffeeshop i fou [...]


    6. I read this when I was probably way too young for it and should read it again to see what I really do remember of it - the intriguing title is what drew me as an adolescent, of course.I remember it being very "adults only" so unless you're ok with raunchy, this isn't for you.


    7. Daaang. There's some filthy folklore in this here book. Twitchet and tallywacker are my new favorite words.


    8. Legendary at least in my family, this collection of X-rated Ozark folktails helps reveal some of the true character of the Ozarks. Also, it has really great names for genitals in it.



    9. Quite possibly the oddest little book I've ever read. If you like bawdy, dirty jokes, you might like this collection of stories.


    10. Vance Randolph was a folklorist who spent his adult life living in the Ozarks amongst the people whose stories he culled. This collection of folktales, while the ones he couldn't publish until the mid-70s because of their bawdy and scatological content, are presented seriously by an esteemed academic press, complete with rigid attention to collection information and to historical information which finds earlier instances of these tales in other countries originating centuries ago. While reading [...]


    11. This is easily one of the least politically correct books I've ever read, and that's kind of the point. For one, Randolph, the most avid collector of Ozark stories in history, died in 1980, and collected most of these stories in the 1930's. And this is very much backcountry humor to begin with: most of the stories involve either a man seducing a woman in a very crass and raunchy way or an equally raunchy (or at least profanity-laden) story about the origins of some local tradition or solidarity [...]


    12. Folklorist Vance Randolph assembled the definitive collections of Ozark tales, and this volume existed for a long time as a forbidden, unpublishable gift box of filthy jokes from the mountains and surrounding regions. The jokes are told in the dialect of the locals who told Randolph these tall tales and dirty jokes, unabashedly scatological and frank about sex, excretory functions, and body parts. 101 of these tales, accompanied by scholarly annotations whose presence only adds to the humor. Eve [...]


    13. These are jokes, gathered the same way as folk archivists gather songs. This sort of story-telling is as rare today as singing on the back porch with a banjo and a Coleman lantern.The jokes are really stories. You've heard Travelling Salesman jokes, but these are Travelling Salesman tall tales. They are hilarious and you do learn a lot about how people in rural parts of America fifty years and more ago spoke.A lot of people who like humorous writing won't find these stories particularly intrigui [...]


    14. Though this is touted as a seminal work by a great American folklorist, this book is basically a collection of dirty jokes from the Ozarks. Some of them are amusing, some are groaners, and others are more than a little distressing. If nothing else, I certainly learned some colorful and descriptive new vocabulary for parts of the human anatomy. And I'll admit to a few hearty chuckles in spite of myself.


    15. Hilarious collection of bawdy tales from the Ozarks. Must have a sense of humor. I well remember this as a much appreciated release from the exertions of Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow." From an academic perspective, I actually do think it's a great that someone's preserved some examples of the lighter, cruder side of oral traditions. We're human beings, not automatons, and needn't spend all of our time in serious pursuits.


    16. Happened upon this little gem in the library while looking through the folk tale section. I figured I'd better check it out since it's so close to home and I love to hear old tales. This is pretty raunchy downhome stories and talk. A quick, easy read and the title story Pissing in the Snow is by far one of the funniest. This book is not for anyone without a nasty sense of humor.


    17. KD recommended this for me after seeing that many of the stories came from or near Eureka Springs, Arkansas—where I had a two-month residency at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. A great tribute to the oral tradition as most of these stories have been passed down from generation to generation, often with a birth from an earlier civilization (Irish, etc.).


    18. Vance Randolph is awesome. This book is not at all bowlderized. I can picture old guys in bars telling these stories that often have to do with sex or excretion. I haven't read it in a while, so that may actually have been where/how the stories were collected. A great read for someone who automatically equates folklore with fairy tales and disney.


    19. This the perfect book for a sit down on the toilet. One hundred and one tales and jokes, all a little off color. This is my second time through the collection, but it has been so long since the first that the stories remain fresh. Might as well read rather than wasting your time in the bathroom.


    20. Bizarre stories from North America's Ozark region. Full of crude jokes, incest, mistaken identities, and absurdities, it's wholesome fun for the entire family. Not recommended for those with an exclusively clean sense of humor.


    21. This collection of bawdy tales collected from the turn of the last century by Ozark scholar Vance Randolph will have you chuckling everywhere and laughing out right at the most inappropriate times. Folk tales as funny as any Chaucer ever told!


    22. A unique collection of folktales that isn't afraid to "go there." The academic commentary that accompanies each tale lends an ironic earnestness to what would otherwise be pure sex comedy.




    23. just a little book of ribald stories, not my usual thing, but many of these are so perfect in their local idioms, there is a thirty page intro which i'm sure is well worth reading, but i won't.






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