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Traditional Slovak Folktales Folklore and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe

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Ed into English for the first time The poetic ualities of the originals have been carefully preserved The general reader will enjoy these tales immensely and students will find an insightful introduction to the genres of.

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This delightful collection makes the rich but little known Slovak folk culture available for English language readers Most of the fifty tales assembled here from the collections of folklorist Pavol Dobsinsky are translat.

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The folktale and the specifics of Slovak tales For expert readers all of the tales have been classified according to the Aarne Thompson index and many include short commentaries that draw on the work of Viera Gasparikov.

3 thoughts on “Traditional Slovak Folktales Folklore and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe

  1. says:

    Of dragons and the devilNo seriously that's what most of these tales are about and it's wonderful In typical folktale fashion a lot of these tales are about brothers who set out to see the world and get into scrapes of which only the youngest manages to extricate himself and win the princess treasure or whatever sometimes all of it Dragons freuently show up in these in threes of course copper gold and silver For some reason they like to wrestle which is not what you might expect from a creature that can breathe fire but okay Sisters and young women going out into the world to do the same are common too far so than in some other cultures' talesThen there are the tales about the devil trying to win a soul from a peasant or a peasant getting one over on the devil by accident or on purpose God in these tales is always distant and unseen but Satan is somebody you could run into any day of the week and have a good scrap with Plenty of witches here to vex or assist as their natures warrant and the heroes and heroines find themselves either relying on their aid or pranking them flip a coin If you're familiar with basic fairy tale structure and tropes a lot of this will look familiar to you If you're not the helpful introduction and appendix will help you sort it all out My favorite part are the ritualized openings and closings a lot of the stories are bracketed with like If I knew what you knew I would tell you what you don't know and And then they lived very well until they died A solid add to your GNs folklore collection but probably best in large collections that serve communities of Eastern European ancestry

  2. says:

    Raduz and Ludmilla 3 5To sum up my thoughts of this story basically it started out okay and got very interesting towards the middle but then the end was somehow muddled up by what I can only call stupid decisions of what route the story should take This is definitely a story that I wouldn't want to see interpreted as a movie or retelling or anything because in short there are mixed morals and unjust rewardspunishments for people who do good All in all a strange tale that I don't think would be an inspiration to anyone Vintalko 3 5thinks Well uh the dragons were kind of cool even though they were defeated easily Other than that though this was a pretty standard story

  3. says:

    David Cooper translates fifty marvelous Slovak folktales into collouial English The time and thought he placed into this book is exhibited to the reader through end notes and an informative introduction as well as an appendix concerning the genesis of folktale collection in Slovakia His Slavic Folklore class at UIUC has exposed me to various tales largely unknown in the West in addition to Cinderella and other variants of popular Western stories

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