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 Compiled by Eric A. Eliason from previously unpublished archival resources, this collection of stories, anecdotes, and jokes captures the irreverent comedy and independent thinking that made Kimball so beloved both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.For their encouragement and non-native insights, I would first like to thank the faculty of the American Studies graduate program at California State University, Fullertona€”in particular, John Ibson, Karen Lystra, Allan Axelrad, and Jesse Battan.


Title:The J. Golden Kimball Stories
Author: Eric Alden Eliason
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2007
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