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Description - Swedish Folktales and Legends by L.T. Blecher

"Swedish Folktales and Legends is a diverse and representative collection of stories from Sweden's centuries-old folklore tradition. Ranging from the ribald to the romantic, from the rustic to the mythical, these are lively translations of 150 tales drawn from unique sources including the Swedish National Folklore Archives and numerous private collections, while the humorous and dramatic illustrations are gathered from classic volumes of Swedish folktales. Lone Thygesen Blecher's engaging introduction details the purpose and background of folktales and legends as well as the history of their collection. This distinctive selection presents the storytelling artistry of Sweden's lush folkloric tradition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816645756
ISBN-10: 0816645752
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 151mm x 23mm)
Pages: 383
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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