(born Dec. 9, 1848, Eatonton, Ga., U.S.—died July 3, 1908, Atlanta, Ga.) U.S. writer. He became known as a humorist in his pieces for various newspapers, including (1876–1900) the Atlanta Constitution. He created a vogue for a distinct type of dialect literature with “Tar-Baby” (1879) and later stories that drew on folklore and featured the character Uncle Remus, a wise, genial old black man who weaves his philosophy of life into tales about Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and other animals.
Birth Place: Eatonton, Georgia, United States
Death Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Name: Harris, Joel Chandler or Joel Chandler Harris
Activity: American author
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(12/9/1848–7/3/1908) Humorous trickster tales, short stories, novels, folklore, children’s books; journal founder A journalist of...
1848-1908 US writer. A journalist in the American South for much of his career, Harris is best known for the Uncle Remus stories, retellings...
H. was born in rural Georgia and reared by his unmarried mother. He spent much of his childhood engaging in practical jokes...