by Lone Thygesen Blecher, Swedish Folktales And Legends Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Swedish Folktales And Legends books, "Swedish Folktales and Legends is a diverse and representative collection of stories from Sweden's centuries-old folklore tradition. Ranging from the ribald to the romantic, from the rustic to the mythical, these are lively translations of 150 tales drawn from unique sources including the Swedish National Folklore Archives and numerous private collections, while the humorous and dramatic illustrations are gathered from classic volumes of Swedish folktales. Lone Thygesen Blecher's engaging introduction details the purpose and background of folktales and legends as well as the history of their collection. This distinctive selection presents the storytelling artistry of Sweden's lush folkloric tradition.
by Herman Hofberg, Swedish Fairy Tales Legends Of Trolls Elves Fairies And Giants Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Swedish Fairy Tales Legends Of Trolls Elves Fairies And Giants books, Travel back to a magical world of colorful myth and legend as you explore this collection of folktales from Sweden. Over eighty stories are told, with more than forty illustrations of trolls, ghosts, giants and other denizens of the Swedish folkscape. There are tales of lost treasure, encounters with the devil, meetings with the tomte, the spirits of the home, and of the beautiful wood nymphs, whose true nature is often betrayed by a fox tail peeking below the hem of a skirt. Swedish Fairy Tales, originally published in 1890, will dazzle a new generation of readers with legends from Sweden's early storytelling tradition.
by Donald Haase, The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales Q Z Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales Q Z books, Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.
by Donald Haase, The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales 3 Volumes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales 3 Volumes books, Provides entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, and genres of folk and fairy tales from around the world.
by Emilie Demant Hatt, By The Fire Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download By The Fire books, The first English publication of Sami folktales from Scandinavia collected and illustrated in the early twentieth century Although versions of tales about wizards and magical reindeer from northern Scandinavia are found in European folk and fairytale collections, stories told by the indigenous Nordic Sami themselves are rare in English translation. The stories in By the Fire, collected by the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt (1873-1958) during her travels in the early twentieth century among the nomadic Sami in Swedish Sápmi, are the exception--and a matchless pleasure, granting entry to a fascinating world of wonder and peril, of nature imbued with spirits, and strangers to be outwitted with gumption and craft. Between 1907 and 1916 Demant Hatt recorded tales of magic animals, otherworldly girls who marry Sami men, and cannibalistic ogres or Stallos. Many of her storytellers were women, and the memorable tales included in this collection tell of plucky girls and women who outfox their attackers (whether Russian bandits, mysterious Dog-Turks, or Swedish farmers) and save their people. Here as well are tales of ghosts and pestilent spirits, murdered babies who come back to haunt their parents, and legends in which the Sami are both persecuted by their enemies and cleverly resistant. By the Fire, first published in Danish in 1922, features Demant Hatt's original linoleum prints, incorporating and transforming her visual memories of Sápmi in a style influenced by the northern European Expressionists after World War I. With Demant Hatt's field notes and commentary and translator Barbara Sjoholm's Afterword (accompanied by photographs), this first English publication of By the Fire is at once a significant contribution to the canon of world literature, a unique glimpse into Sami culture, and a testament to the enduring art of storytelling.
by D. L. Ashliman, Folk And Fairy Tales Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Folk And Fairy Tales books, Just about everyone is familiar with folk and fairy tales. These forms of folklore are taught to children and repeatedly appear in one version or another in movies, literature, popular culture, and everyday life. But while folk and fairy tales are so pervasive, most people have only a vague understanding of them. Written by a leading expert, this reference is a valuable introduction for students and general readers. It examines folk and fairy tales as a folklore genre, discusses specific examples from around the world, explores the varied manifestations of folk and fairy tales throughout world culture, reviews critical and scholarly approaches, and cites works for further reading.
by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D., Folktales And Fairy Tales Traditions And Texts From Around The World 2nd Edition 4 Volumes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Folktales And Fairy Tales Traditions And Texts From Around The World 2nd Edition 4 Volumes books, Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts
by Richard Erdoes, Legends And Tales Of The American West Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Legends And Tales Of The American West books, From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, here are more than 130 colorful stories of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, creating a uniquely American hero and an enduringly fascinating folk mythology. In this wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales, everyone and everything is larger than life and bragging is elevated into an art form. Many of these stories are of real people and real events; more than a few, however, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters. But even if it is far from established that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were able to kill three men with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they come vividly to life here as beloved characters who have become part of the fabric of the American imagination. With black-and white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
by Jan Beveridge, Children Into Swans Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Children Into Swans books, Fairy tales are alive with the supernatural - elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, as well as witches with magic wands and sorcerers who cast spells and enchantments. Children into Swans examines these motifs in a range of ancient stories. Moving from the rich period of nineteenth-century fairy tales back as far as the earliest folk literature of northern Europe, Jan Beveridge shows how long these supernatural features have been a part of storytelling, with ancient tales, many from Celtic and Norse mythology, that offer glimpses into a remote era and a pre-Christian sensibility. The earliest stories often show significant differences from what we might expect. Elves mingle with Norse gods, dwarfs belong to a proud clan of magician-smiths, and fairies are shape-shifters emerging from the hills and the sea mist. In story traditions with roots in a pre-Christian imagination, an invisible other world exists alongside our own. From the lost cultures of a thousand years ago, Children into Swans opens the door on some of the most extraordinary worlds ever portrayed in literature - worlds that are both starkly beautiful and full of horrors.