Book

Two evenings in Saramaka

University of Chicago PressChicago • Published In 1991 • Pages:

By: Price, Richard, Price, Sally.

Abstract
This work is largely a transcript of two evenings of folk-telling among the Saramakas. It is common for close family and friends to gather together on the last evening of a funeral and tell folktales. The Prices taped two such events during their initial fieldwork (1966-1968) and later had them transcribed (1986-1989). The intent was to convey in text the whole performance and not just the tale narrative. The text includes all interjections, diversions, jokes, songs, etc. In the introduction the Prices describe funerals and the convention of folktale performances. They also provide a synopsis for each tale and document their sources, variations, and other background information.
Subjects
Verbal arts
Music
Spirits and gods
Sexuality
Texts
culture
Saramaka
HRAF PubDate
1999
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 1997
Coverage Date
1968
Coverage Place
Suriname
Notes
Richard Price and Sally Price ; with musical transcriptions by Kenneth M. Bilby
Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-417)
LCCN
90035941
LCSH
Saramacca (Surinam people)