Folklore, Myths, and Legends

Folklore, Myths, and Legends

by Donna Rosenberg
     
 

In this new anthology, author Donna Rosenberg retells thirty significant folktales, myths, and legends in a way that retains the major plot, characterization, and style of the original sources. Readers will also find invaluable the historical and cultural background information provided for each selection, as well as detailed source notes and a bibliography. See more details below

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In this new anthology, author Donna Rosenberg retells thirty significant folktales, myths, and legends in a way that retains the major plot, characterization, and style of the original sources. Readers will also find invaluable the historical and cultural background information provided for each selection, as well as detailed source notes and a bibliography.

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Library Journal
Rosenberg (World Literature, NTC, 1995) offers a basic introduction and anthology of retold folktales, myths, and legends directed to the reader who is new to the cultural implications and nuances of these genres. Although these 120 tales from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and the Far East have been orally transmitted through the centuries, they are still suitable for the repertoires of contemporary storytellers and useful for comparative tale studies. Story subjects include everyday life, parents and children, and wise and foolish beings and encompass occupations, parables, trickster tales, animal stories, hero tales, and narratives of rebellion and conformity. Each topic is preceded by invaluable historical and cultural background on the motifs and subjects of the tales. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries.-Richard K. Burns, Hatboro, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844257808
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.31(d)
Age Range:
3 Years

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