Title

Tall Tales and Sales

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Worldviews and the American West: The Life of the Place Itself

Publisher

Utah State University Press

Publication Date

2000

First Page

87

Last Page

104

Abstract

Is there anything significant left to say about tall tales? The apparent simplicity of the genre and the vast literature already written about it, some of which will be addressed below, might lead one to think that the answer must be no. Yet, as is the case with folklore generally, just when we think our "simple" subject has been exhausted, we discover new layers of meaning tucked away in a tale, in silence, or in newly emerging uses.

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