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|Abstract||The collection contains four audio cassettes with an interview of Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks. North Carolina outdoor writer T. Edward "Eddie" Nickens conducted the interview at Hicks's home in Beech Mountain, N.C., on 12 May 1989. In the interview, Hicks discusses growing up, living, and working as a farmer in Beech Mountain and explains how he became a storyteller. Hicks tells Nickens several Jack Tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Lucky Jack and Unlucky Jack," and "The Cat and the Mouse." The collection also includes a partial transcription of the interview and field notes. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.|
|Creator||Nickens, T. Edward.|
T. Edward "Eddie" Nickens is an outdoor writer and editor from High Point, N.C. He has served as an editor of magazine and written for numerous serial publications including and . Nickens resides in Raleigh N.C.
Ray Hicks (1922-2003) of Beech Mountain, N.C. was a well-known Appalachian storyteller and performer. Hicks specialized in Jack Tales, which are folk stories featuring the archetypal hero Jack, a flawed, but clever boy. In 1983, Hicks received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The fellowship is a lifetime honor awarded to folk and traditional artists. assessmentBack to Top
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