Synopses & Reviews
Stretching back many centuries to its origins in India, the Gypsy oral tradition has accumulated a vast, diverse treasury of folktales. The eighty tales in this volume are gathered from thirty-one different countries. Each tale has a headnote elucidating the tales background. Index; photographs.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-243) and indexes.
Stretching back over the ages, the Gypsy oral tradition has accumulated a vast and diverse treasure of folktales. The 80 stories published in this volume are gathered from 31 countries. 16-page photo insert.
Table of Contents
How the Gypsy went to heaven /Themouse's wedding /Husband or brother? /Thefaithful mongoose /Vana /Theenchanted frog /Themosquito /Why Gypsies are scattered about the earth /Thetailor's clever daughter /Adeceiving sleep /Thesilly man who sold his beard /TheGypsies' fiddle /Joréska who came back from the dead /Thebride and the egg yolk /Thejealous husband /Thetoad's revenge /Tale of a foolish brother and of a wonderful bush /Thedream /Thegolden girl /TheGypsy woman and the cave /Forty scatterbrained Gypsies /Yerasimos /Phara-un, God of the Gypsies /Thesixty-one skills /How the devil helped God create the world /Adish of laban /Awicked fox / t Alifi and Dalifi /How the Gypsies became musicians /Thechurch of cheese /Therobber and the housekeeper /Why the sea is salty /Death and the old Gypsy woman /Napolina /Themagic whistle /Bread /Theenchanted house /Jack and his golden snuffbox /One hundred cows /TheRomni's riddle /Theriddle /Why the Jews and the Gypsies are enemies /Thethree travelers /Thebird and the golden cage /TheGypsy lawyer /Thecreation /Yannakis the fearless /Thevases of harmony /Thered King and the witch /Thewooden horseshoe and the three nails /Thefox and the miller /TheGypsy smith /How it is in the Gypsy paradise /TheGypsy of Tucumâan /Thethree villages /Thetwo children /Why the Gypsies don't have an alphabet /Why Gypsies eat hedgehog /Theflood /TheGypsy and the hen /Sam Patra and his brothers /Gypsy origins /Themagic belt /St. George and the Gypsies /Languages /Adead man pays back /Frosty /Thegrateful lions /TheGypsy and the giant /Theyoung Gypsy girl and the forest guard /You will eat, but you will not work /Thesnake /Thepoor Gypsy and the devil /King Edward and the Gypsy /TheGypsy thief /Thebird /Theold couple and their pig /Voso Zachari tells his tale /The Rom in the piano.