The J. Golden Kimball Stories

The J. Golden Kimball Stories

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The sharp wit of a free-thinking Mormon folk hero In The J. Golden Kimball Stories, beloved and iconoclastic Mormon humorist J. Golden Kimball (1853-1938) speaks on death, marriage, love, hell, God, and everything in between. Compiled by Eric A. Eliason from previously unpublished archival resources, this collection of stories, anecdotes, and jokes captures the irreverent comedy and independent thinking that made Kimball so beloved both in and out of his Mormon community. Arranged thematically and framed by short contextual introductions, each chapter presents a colorful portrait of Kimball on topics including tricks, cussing, ministering, chastising, and repentance. A comprehensive introductory essay places Kimball in the context of Mormon history and folklore scholarship.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252074386
  • 9780252074387

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"A funny and fascinating body of oral anecdotes."--Studies in American Humor"A well-researched, well-rounded exploration of a Mormon folk hero that is not only informative, but engaging. . . . Eliason has written a book that conscientiously manages to entertain and enlighten."--Western Historical Quarterly "Insightful and delightful reading."--Journal of Folklore Research "Bridging the gap between western folklore and history, The J. Golden Kimball Stories reveals details of life in the West from the past as well as the present."--Overland Journalshow more

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