In the Georgia swamplands and plantations, a cast of
anthropomorphic animals enacts daily rituals of pursuit, trickery
and escape. In this pre-Loony Toons world of sassy, talking beasts,
Brer Rabbit is the hero -- duelling both verbally and physically
with those who would eat him, and perpetually in the monstrous
shadow of the Tar Baby.
The casual publication in 1877 of "The Tar Baby" by Joel
Chandler Harris, found Harris his literary vocation. In the
following years he developed his own plantation mythology in a
series of volumes, narrated by "Uncle Remus", telling colloquial
tales of the wily hero Brer Rabbit (an obvious precursor of Bugs
Bunny) and his clashes with the villain, Brer Fox. Tar Baby is a
collection of some of the finest of these often surreal and
grotesque stories, in the original African American dialect, and is
presented as a classic of American literature for both adult
readers and children of all ages.
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