French Folktales from the Collection of Henri Pourrat

Author: Henri Pourrat
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780679748335
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Selected from Henri Pourrat's classic Le tresor des contes, one of the finest folktale collections in the world, these one-hundred-odd legends, fairy tales, devotional pieces, jokes, and animal stories from the rural provinces of France comprise a magical volume. Fairies, changelings, giants, demons, bumpkins, knaves, bewitched and bewitching princesses, bandits, and others enact stories of perilous tests of love, contests with the devil, the beneficence of saints, and more. Royall Tyler's translation deftly captures the vigor and resonance of the originals, and his cogent introduction illuminates for the reader the earthy, chilling, mischievous, and mystical realm these tales evoke.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Author: D. L. Ashliman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328107
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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.

World Folklore for Storytellers Tales of Wonder Wisdom Fools and Heroes

Author: Howard J Sherman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451643
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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

Earth Tales from Around the World

Author: Michael J. Caduto
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555919689
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A collection of forty-eight tales from all over the world stresses the concept of respect for nature


Author: Henri Pourrat
Publisher: Gallimard Education
ISBN: 9782070378920
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The Brothers Grimm

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312293802
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Highlights the lives and contributions of the Grimm brothers along with an interpretation of their fairy tales and a discussion of their legacy in Germany.

Italian Folktales

Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544283228
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Chosen as one of the New York Times’s ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of the great folklorists. Introduction by the Author; illustrations. Translated by George Martin. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book