Joel Chandler Harris


Born
in Eatonton, Georgia, The United States
December 09, 1848

Died
July 03, 1908

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Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist born in Eatonton, Georgia who wrote the Uncle Remus stories, including Uncle Remus; His Songs and His Sayings, The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, (1880), Nights with Uncle Remus (1881 & 1882), Uncle Remus and His Friends (1892), and Uncle Remus and the Little Boy (1905).

The stories, based on the African-American oral storytelling tradition, were revolutionary in their use of dialect and in featuring a trickster hero called Br'er ("Brother") Rabbit, who uses his wits against adversity, though his efforts do not always succeed. The frog is the trickster character in traditional tales in Central and Southern Africa. The stories, which began appearing in the Atlanta Constitution in 1879,
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The Complete Tales of Uncle...

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Uncle Remus: His Songs and ...

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Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

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Brer Rabbit

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The Favorite Uncle Remus

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Walt Disney's Brer Rabbit a...

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Nights With Uncle Remus

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Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

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Jump!: The Adventures of Br...

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Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox

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“When you've got a thing to say,
Say it! Don't take half a day.
When your tale's got little in it
Crowd the whole thing in a minute!
Life is short--a fleeting vapor--
Don't you fill the whole blamed paper
With a tale which, at a pinch,
Could be cornered in an inch!
Boil her down until she simmers,
Polish her until she glimmers.”
Joel Chandler Harris

“You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far.”
Uncle Remus

“You can't run away from trouble. Ain't no place that far.”
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