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The European Folktale: Form and Nature

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"Niles’ excellent translation should bring Lüthi’s sensitive and articulate study the recognition it deserves among English readers." —Library Journal

Lüthi demonstrates how the folktale, by its very distance from reality, can play upon the most important themes of human existence.

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Overview

"Niles’ excellent translation should bring Lüthi’s sensitive and articulate study the recognition it deserves among English readers." —Library Journal

Lüthi demonstrates how the folktale, by its very distance from reality, can play upon the most important themes of human existence.

Indiana University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253203939
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1986
  • Series: Folklore Studies in Translation Series
  • Edition description: 1ST MIDLAN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dan Ben-Amos
Author’s Preface
Translator’s Preface

Introduction

1. One-Dimensionality
2. Depthlessness
3. Abstract Style
4. Isolation and Universal Interconnection
5. Sublimination and All-Inclusiveness
6. Function and Significane of the Folktale
7. Folktale Scholarship

Supplement: Sturctural Folktale Scholarship

Notes
Index of Tale Types
General Index

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