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This 2013 collection contains 20 stories, selected and translated by Jelena Ćurčić and illustrated by Rosanna Morris. The book also contains a wealth of information about the origin of the tales, about Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Serbian folk lore and mythology and Serbian language, shining a light on the material previously not available in the UK. At the same time, it draws ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Flying Fish Publications
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Jenna Dilts
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely fantastic. I love the extra notes on Serbian folklore.
Csenge
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My favorite kind of folktale collection: Eloquent, enjoyable, and full of background information that is vital to a storyteller's work.
The book takes us into the enchanting world of Serbian folklore, and shows some of the richness that resulted from the mixing of many cultures over centuries. As a Hungarian storyteller, many motifs rang familiar to me - the stolen golden apples, the magic mare, the many-headed dragons, etc. - and yet, every single tale in the collection has its unique flavor th
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Liam Hogan
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you love fairytales, that is, old fashioned, original fairytales, then you'll love this. A fresh translation of 20 Serbian tales, from the time of the Brother's Grimm, this book promises stories never before translated into English. It's a small print run, and slightly unconventional for that - delightful colour prints, unusually dense pages - but this adds to the charm, and though a small print run, it's a polished affair, the translation is easy to read, which makes the decision to leave ke ...more
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