The European Folktale: Form and Nature / Edition 1

The European Folktale: Form and Nature / Edition 1

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The European Folktale: Form and Nature / Edition 1

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253203939
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1986
Series: Folklore Studies in Translation Series
Edition description: 1ST MIDLAN
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


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

Index of Tale Types
General Index

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