Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Brer Rabbit

Trickster figure originating in African folklore and transmitted by African slaves to the New World, where it acquired attributes of similar native American tricksters (see trickster tale); Brer, or Brother, Rabbit was popularized in the United States in the stories of Joel Chandler Harris (1848 - 1908). The character's adventures embody an idea considered to be a universal


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