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Folktales of Norway (Folktales of the World Ser)

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Publisher Comments:

Often lacking the clear episodic structure of folktales about talking animals and magic objects, legends grow from retellings of personal experiences. Christiansen isolated some seventy-seven legend types, and many of these are represented here in absorbing stories of St. Olaf, hidden treasures, witches, and spirits of the air, water, and earth. The ugly, massively strong, but slow-witted trolls are familiar to English-speaking readers. Less well-known, but the subject of an enormous number of legends, are the more manlike yet sinister "huldre-folk" who live in houses and try to woo human girls. These tales reflect the wildness of Norway, its mountains, forests, lakes, and sea, and the stalwart character of its sparse population.

"The translation is excellent, retaining the traditional Norwegian style . . . the tales themselves will also appeal to the interested layman."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226105109
Editor:
Christiansen, Reidar T.
Translator:
Iversen, Pat Shaw
Translator:
Iversen, Pat S.
Translator:
Iversen, Pat Shaw
Editor:
Christiansen, Reidar T.
Editor:
Christiansen, Reidar
Author:
Christiansen, Reidar T.
Author:
Iversen, Pat Shaw
Author:
Christiansen, Reidar
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Tales, norwegian
Subject:
Folklore -- Norway.
Subject:
Tales -- Norway.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Folktales of the World Ser
Series Volume:
145
Publication Date:
19680931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
7.99x5.30x.74 in. .80 lbs.

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