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Swedish Folktales and Legends

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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 150 tales drawn from unique sources including the Swedish National Folklore Archives and numerous private collections, while the humorou ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 13th 2004 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published 1994)
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Jason
An collection of translated Swedish folktales with little to no contextual information or collection information. Interesting for an overview of folktales and legends for those who do not speak Scandinavian languages.
Indra
Feb 25, 2016 Indra rated it liked it
Hay algunas fórmulas de folktales un poco inusuales, y muchas historias que nunca me había topado. Es cierto que dentro del libro sí 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), así que aunque le puse 3 estrellas, le tengo cariño.
Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie
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.
Tommaso De
Aug 17, 2014 Tommaso De rated it it was ok
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.
Stephanie
Jul 09, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nightmare-fuel
pretty cool for sporadic reading, but hard to read cover to cover...some repetition between story themes. and i say that as a fan of both folk tales and Swedes!
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