Italian Popular Tales

By: Thomas Frederick Crane, edited with an introduction by Jack Zipes

Price: $27.50

Quantity: 5 available

Book Details: 392 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 1 halftone, paperback / softcover, Oxford University Press


Originally published in 1885, Italian Popular Tales is a fascinating trove of fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, nursery tales, and jests, and other oral accounts that were collected, recorded, translated, and annotated by Thomas Crane, the first folklorist to bring the riches of Italian oral tradition to the English-speaking world.
Collectors in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries unearthed a wealth of stories from around the world and published them in English translations for the delight of general readers, young and old. Sadly, most of these anthologies have long been out of print. Italian Popular Tales brings back to life this key anthology of traditional tales from the golden age of folklore discovery. Crane's monumental achievement illustrates the enormous scope of his research, incomparable to other collections in the English language. In this modern edition, Crane's love for his work shines through the scholarship just as it did more than a century ago.
The volume presents a virtually unaltered edition of this classic work that is enhanced by an authoritative Introduction by Jack Zipes. This insightful essay discusses the significance of the collection and its original collector; the original collector's methodology and translation practices; and the original period context.
Certain to be of interest to folklorists, this classic collection is also meant to delight and amuse readers, whether a parent, storyteller, teacher, student, scholar, or just someone who enjoys original stories and authentic folk wisdom.
Features:
Thomas Crane's original 1885 translation with fully told tales as well as critical analyses
These stories are no mere scholarly reference; first and foremost they are meant for pleasure
Zipes has edited and introduced Crane's material, giving it historical and biographical background

About Author
ack Zipes has been Professor of German at the University of Minnesota since 1989. He is Editorial Consultant for Children's Literature Quarterly and General Editor of Garland's Studies in Children's Literature and Culture.

Title: Italian Popular Tales

Author: Thomas Frederick Crane, edited with an introduction by Jack Zipes

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $27.50

Categories: Italy-Italian,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0195219295

ISBN Number 13: 978-0-19-521929-6

Binding: paperback / softcover

Book Details: 392 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 1 halftone, paperback / softcover, Oxford University Press

Seller ID: 219295