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Armenian Folk-Tales and Fables

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These folk-tales were told by simple people--vine-dressers, farm-laborers, millers--and were preserved by word of mouth, to be repeated for entertainment in the coffee-house, or at home during the long, hard winters. There are fables here, too, selected from the collections of medieval scholars and philosophers, while the expressive and often humorous proverbs show the ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 21st 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 5th 1972)
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Armenian fairy tales are a mix of totally boring, repetitive stories mixed in with one or two gems. One thing that you learn is to never trust the older brothers in an Armenian family. They will almost certainly kill their younger brothers rather than allow themselves to be shown up or embarrassed. Another thing that you learn is to always listen to your horse or your bird. They will always tell you how to get out of bad situa
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