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Swedish Folktales and Legends
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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Jan 04, 2011 Jason rated it liked it · review of another edition
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.
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.
Jun 02, 2009 Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie rated it did not like it
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.