Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories (New Directions by Timothy R. Tangherlini PDF

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 in addition to wide archival fabric. the published e-book provides essentially the most compelling tales of those 5 vital storytellers in addition to old and biographical introductions. Of a size compatible for path use, it presents a great and stress-free stumble 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 besides essays at the altering political, social, and monetary landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark, the heritage of folklore scholarship, serious methods to folklore, and complete biographies of the storytellers. It additionally presents hyperlinks among similar tales and interactive maps that permit readers to determine the place the tales are set and the place they have been accumulated, 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 assemble the folktales, ballads, legends, and tales that he observed because the vestiges of a disappearing people tradition. Over the process 5 many years he amassed millions of news and stored distinct biographical notes concerning the storytellers he met.

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