The selection of tales is rather puzzling, many are extremely similar to the point of boredom, and others are practically irrelevant There are a few amusing ones, but it would have been a better book with 1 3 of the pages. 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 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 While some of the stories in this book were fun to read, for the most part I found that the book consisted of a few stories told over and over again with slight variations I grew weary of it rather quickly, but kept going because I never put a book down unfinished Maybe it would be better to just read the occasional story from this book I sure don t recommend reading it all the way through. pretty cool for sporadic reading, but hard to read cover to coversome repetition between story themes and i say that as a fan of both folk tales and Swedes So many good tales, and quite a few of them bawdy too. This is a pretty comprehensive collection of Swedish folktales and legends, including as it does stories that may have mostly originated elsewhere but were collected inside Sweden s borders That explains why you will read several that you have definitely read in other countries collections tales such as these are notorious travelers who take on unique guises but retain their core plots regardless.There are a lot of tales that involve poor farmers, and many that have standard characters rich misers, kings with daughters they won t marry off until impossible tasks are completed, wicked stepmothers, wise old crones, foolish young men, daring knight suitors, etc.There are also several that contain pretty earthy content including sexual content referred to with diverting language choices These tales were clearly meant for adults, even though it would seem there were children in the audience.It s a good collection, but because I ve read a lot of tales overall, there were few standouts hence the average rating. Hay algunas f rmulas de folktales un poco inusuales, y muchas historias que nunca me hab a topado Es cierto que dentro del libro s hay muchas que se parecen y se vuelve algo repetitivo, pero igual incluye muchas historias memorables ej trolls atacados por un oso que confunden con un gato , as que aunque le puse 3 estrellas, le tengo cari o.
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- 416 pages
- Swedish Folktales and Legends
- Lone Thygesen Blecher
- 07 May 2018 Lone Thygesen Blecher