Folktales of Norway [E–pub Free]

  • Paperback
  • 330
  • Folktales of Norway
  • Reidar Christiansen
  • English
  • 03 April 2020
  • 9780226105109

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FREE READ Æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Reidar Christiansen Reidar Christiansen õ 9 READ READ Folktales of Norway Often lacking the clear episodic structure of folktales about talking animals and magic objects legends grow from retellings of personal experiences Christiansen isolated some seventy seven legend types and many of these are represented here in absorbing stories of St Olaf hidden treas. This book is drier with the lineage of each tale It s mostly religious tales but even those have folk and fairy roots This is for the person that wants to know the trace of the story rather than just the tale itself

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FREE READ Æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Reidar Christiansen Reidar Christiansen õ 9 READ READ Folktales of Norway N girls These tales reflect the wildness of Norway its mountains forests lakes and sea and the stalwart character of its sparse populationThe translation is excellent retaining the traditional Norwegian style the tales themselves will also appeal to the interested layman Library Journ. Pretty scholarly with extensive introduction and notes but readable too on the whole I ve been diving into this and finding it uite fascinating really a model of careful editing and thoroughness

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FREE READ Æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Reidar Christiansen Reidar Christiansen õ 9 READ READ Folktales of Norway Ures witches and spirits of the air water and earth The ugly massively strong but slow witted trolls are familiar to English speaking readers Less well known but the subject of an enormous number of legends are the manlike yet sinister huldre folk who live in houses and try to woo huma. A great collection of folktales and legends mostly legends from Norway focusing on stories of mysterious and supernatural occurrences Of primary interest are the tales of the huldre folk the hidden people living at the edges of human settlement similar to fairies or elves A lengthy introduction by the editor examines the lore surrounding these folk as well as other Norwegian beliefs such as Norway s patron St Olav trolls and giants sea serpents waterfall spirits and the undead Well researched and comprehensive this entry into the University of Chicago s Folktales of the World series is reliable and enjoyable for the scholar or casual reader alike