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Why I'm an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales (Paperback) (Roger Welsch)

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One day Roger Welsch ventured to ask his father a delicate personal question: “Why am I an only child?” His father’s answer is one of many examples of the delightful and laughter-inducing ribald tales Welsch has compiled from a lifetime of listening to and sharing the folklore of the Plains. More narrative than simple jokes, and the product of multiple retellings, these coarse tales were even delivered by such prudish sources as Welsch’s stern and fearsome German great-aunts. Speaking of cucumbers and sausages in a toast to a newly married couple, the prim and proper women of Welsch’s memory voice the obscene and unspeakable in stories fit for general company.Why I’m an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales is Welsch’s celebration of the gentle and evocative bits of humor reflecting the personality of the people of the Plains.
Number of Pages: 189.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Roger Welsch
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 50629530
UPC: 9780803284289
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-3842

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