By Timothy R. Tangherlini
Danish Folktales, Legends, and different tales is a set of translated and annotated Nordic folklore that provides complete repertoires of 5 storytellers besides vast archival fabric. the published publication offers probably the most compelling tales of those 5 vital storytellers besides old and biographical introductions. Of a size compatible for path use, it presents a sizeable and relaxing come upon with Danish folklore. The Danish Folklore Nexus at the accompanying DVD contains the storytellers' complete repertoires plus 500 extra tales in either Danish and English in addition to essays at the altering political, social, and fiscal landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark, the background of folklore scholarship, severe methods to folklore, and complete biographies of the storytellers. It additionally presents hyperlinks among comparable tales and interactive maps that permit readers to work out the place the tales are set and the place they have been accrued, and a mechanism to go looking for subject matters and issues throughout the entire stories.
The foundation of the paintings is the gathering of Evald Tang Kristensen (1843-1929). As a tender schoolteacher Kristensen set out throughout Denmark to gather the folktales, ballads, legends, and tales that he observed because the vestiges of a disappearing people tradition. Over the process 5 many years he accumulated millions of news and saved exact biographical notes in regards to the storytellers he met.
Read or Download Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories (New Directions in Scandinavian Studies) PDF
Similar folklore & mythology books
Achilles' loss of life -- via an arrow shot in the course of the susceptible heel of the in a different way invincible mythic hero -- used to be to boot recognized in antiquity because the remainder of the historical past of the Trojan warfare. notwithstanding, this significant occasion was once no longer defined at once in both of the nice Homeric epics, the Iliad or the Odyssey.
During this new version of a vintage, David Rockwell describes the desirable and awe-inspiring presence of the undergo in local American rituals. The undergo performed a important function in shamanic rights, initiation, therapeutic and searching ceremonies, and new yr celebrations. thought of jointly, those traditions are otherwise of the area, one within which the mysteries of the universe are published via animals.
From the Anasazi cliff dwellings to stories of Buffalo Bill's bravado, and from an unsolved financial institution theft in Denver to the homicide of Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado Myths and Legends examines a desirable array of difficult occasions, unsolved mysteries, and tragic crimes within the frequently (but continually compelling!
Brace your self for a trip right into a creepy, darkish part of the yank Midwest you concept you knew—a part teeming with real-life surrealism and ancient horror-comedy. From stories of the booming grave-robbing of past due 19th-century Indiana to the tale of a Michigan surgeon who left his property to his puppy monkeys, Keven McQueen investigates a spooky and twisted aspect of Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
- Made from Bone: Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon (Interp Culture New Millennium)
- Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend
- Our Old Monsters: Witches, Werewolves and Vampires from Medieval Theology to Horror Cinema
- The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore
- Latino American Folktales (Stories from the American Mosaic)
- Storytelling In Daily Life: Performing Narrative
Extra info for Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories (New Directions in Scandinavian Studies)
Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories (New Directions in Scandinavian Studies) by Timothy R. Tangherlini