The Wisdom And Artistry Of Latin America S Storytellers Preserve One Of The World S Richest Folktale Traditions Combining The Lore Of Medieval Europe, The Ancient Near East, And Pre Columbian America Among The Essential Characters Are The Quiet Man S Wife Who Knew The Devil S Secrets, The Three Daughters Who Robbed Their Father S Grave, And The Wife In Disguise Who Married Her Own Husband Not To Mention The Bear S Son, The Tricksters Fox And Monkey, The Two Compadres, And The Classic Rogue Pedro De UrdemalasGathered From Twenty Countries, Including The United States, The Stories Are Brought Together Here In A Core Collection Of One Hundred Tales Arranged In The Form Of A Velorio, Or Wake, The Most Frequent Occasion For Public Storytelling The Tales Are Preceded By A Selection Of Early Colonial Legends Foreshadowing The Themes Of Latino Folklore And Are Followed By A Carefully Chosen Group Of Modern Indian Myths That Replay The Basic Stories In A Contrasting Key Riddles, Chain Riddles, And Folk Prayers, Part And Parcel Of The Velorio Along With Folktales, Are Introduced At Appropriate JuncturesThe Collection Is Unprecedented In Size And Scope, And Most Of The Tales Have Not Been Translated Into English Before The Result Is The First Panoramic Anthology Of Hispano American Folk Narratives In Any LanguagePart Of The Pantheon Fairy Tale And Folklore Library
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- 400 pages
- Latin American Folktales: Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions
- John Bierhorst
- 06 February 2019 John Bierhorst