Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories
280 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
6 illustrations
Hardcover
Release Date:01 May 2013
ISBN:9780295992594
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Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories

University of Washington Press
Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories is a collection of translated and annotated Nordic folklore that presents full repertoires of five storytellers along with extensive archival material. The printed book presents some of the most compelling stories of these five important storytellers along with historical and biographical introductions. Of a length suitable for course use, it provides a substantive and enjoyable encounter with Danish folklore. The Danish Folklore Nexus on the accompanying DVD includes the storytellers' full repertoires plus 500 additional stories in both Danish and English along with essays on the changing political, social, and economic landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark, the history of folklore scholarship, critical approaches to folklore, and comprehensive biographies of the storytellers. It also provides links between related stories and interactive maps that allow readers to see where the stories are set and where they were collected, and a mechanism to search for themes and topics across all the stories.
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Timothy Tangherlini is professor of folklore and chair of the Scandinavian Section at the University of California in Los Angeles.
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