Tam's Slipper : A Story from Vietnam (First-Start Legends)

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And the prince took her back to her mother's house, and then he asked, "Have you no other daughter?" and the sisters cried out, "No, sir." This was such a strange thing to do that they became foreigners and floated away, and their language gradually became unintelligible. Andersen was primarily a writer, and his objective was to create new literary works based on folklore, although some of his fairy tales also have their origins in ancient poetry or medieval European literature.

Kancil and the Crocodiles: A Tale from Malaysia

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Howard Giskin is professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. With these words she leaped quickly into the boisterous sea, and the waves soon whirled her away and she was lost to sight. Crofton Croker’s Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland.” National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth-Century England. They told her, yes, but that she hurried away immediately when it struck twelve, and with so much haste that she dropped one of her little glass slippers, the prettiest in the world, which the king's son had picked up; that he had done nothing but look at her all the time at the ball, and that most certainly he was very much in love with the beautiful person who owned the glass slipper.

Weighing the Elephant

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At last, after wandering in an unknown region for many days, he met a hunter. "Can you tell me," asked Sentaro, "where the hermits live who have the Elixir of Life?" "No." said the hunter; "I can't tell you where such hermits live, but there is a notorious robber living in these parts. In the United States, for example, when Sadko was released six years later, it was in a truncated, dubbed, television-oriented version retitled The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (see Sindbad). Traditional Slovak Folktales Collected by Pavol Dobsinsky  cija-Prodanovi Cur c, Nada.

Japanese Fairy Tales Vol. 2 (Japanese Fairy Tales

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Reflecting changes in Russian society, the role of merchants is prominent in many of the tales belonging to this category, and women often play the role of antagonist to unscrupulous but witless men. There is also a strong tradition of folk fables where the protagonists are the common people and authority represented by the local mandarin – the theme is often a variation of the native wit of the peasant overcoming the erudition and pomposity of the mandarin.

The Wise Washerman: A Folktale from Burma

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The hero or heroine’s antagonist is sometimes a water spirit, usually an evil character who pulls human beings, especially girls, into the water. Kitimil did so, and when he looked and saw that the council-house was empty, he believed his wife. A former mentor of Rou’s, Yakov Protazanov, traveled to Uzbekistan, where he found inspiration in the statue of a man on a donkey in Bukhara’s town square. Lagerkvist won the author of the novels Dva 1951 Nobel Prize in Literature. The world became inhabited by dogs and snakes.

Cowherd Boy and Weaver Girl (Enchanted Tales of China)

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Epic may be poetic, though it need not resemble the Iliad or Beowulf, which follow rigid metrical schemes—“poetry” is not defined in the same way in every culture. Marc Sebastian-Jones TCHAIKOVSKY, PYOTR IL’ICH (1840–1893) 945 Taylor, Edgar (1793–1839) As the first to translate tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm into English, Edgar Taylor contributed to the Grimms’ international reception and the fairy tale’s popularity in England during the nineteenth century.

Krishna and Kamsa

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How the Dragon Queen had fallen ill, and how the doctor had said that only the liver of a live monkey would cure her, and how the Dragon King had sent him to find one. "Now I have done as I was told, and as soon as we arrive at the Palace the doctor will want your liver, so I feel sorry for you!" said the silly jelly fish. The story captures paradoxes about concealment and revelation in the image of the tortoise, which can open up to the world but also withdraw into its shell.

The Indigo Jackal: A Timeless Story (Timeless Stories)

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Many of his tales were originally published in longer works, most notably in Adela Cathcart (1864). Most of the legends that Asbjørnsen collected are enclosed in literary frame narratives, in which an enlightened urban narrator undermines in various ways the legends Portrait of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen from The told by fictional folk narrators. International Perspectives on Yanagita Kunio and Japanese Folklore Studies. Attendant on postmodernism in both senses of the term has been a powerful wave of social and cultural theory, occupied in particular with ideology: with dominant modes of understanding and living in the modern world, and with those emergent ideologies of the late twentieth century concerned both with critiquing and overturning conventional wisdom.

The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India

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Ogumefu in Yoruba Legends (1929), offers an example from West Africa. More than simply Bible miscellany, these stories illustrate the Catholic doctrine of original sin, the failed attempt to wash it away by means of the Flood, and humanity’s eventual salvation through 566 LATIN AMERICAN TALES Christ. The present inhabitants of the islands are descendants of those five children. [ Gaster, pp. 112-113; Dixon, p. 257] Before humans, one of the Kaliths (deities) named Athndokl visited an unfriendly village and was killed by its inhabitants.

And Land Was Born

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Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991; Fowke, Edith. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940. Hiding nearby, he watched as a group of fairies flew down from heaven and bathed, and stole one set of clothes. Similarly, those without a soul, such as vampires, saw no reflection in a mirror when standing before it because they were soulless. GERMAN TALES 405 The most common print vehicle in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was the €cher, the inexpensive chapbooks of short tales expanded into multipage stories; Volksbu especially popular were tales of wrongly-accused women suffering trials of patience (Griseldis, Genovefa).