All the World's Reward

All the World's Reward

Folktales Told by Five Scandinavian Storytellers

Book - 1999
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Blackwell North Amer
All the World's Reward presents ninety-eight tales from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Swedish-speaking Finland, and Iceland. Each area is represented by the complete recorded repertoire of a single storyteller. Such a focus helps place the stories in the context of the communities in which they were performed and also reveals how individual folk artists used the medium of oral literature to make statements about their lives and their world. Some preferred jocular stories and others wonder tales; some performed mostly for adults, others for children; some used storytelling to criticize society, and others spun wish fulfillment tales to find relief from a harsh reality.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, c1999
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ISBN: 9780295978109
0295978104
9780295977546
029597754X
Branch Call Number: 398.20948 ALL
Characteristics: xv, 325 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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