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The Resource Swedish folktales and legends, selected, translated, and edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher

Swedish folktales and legends, selected, translated, and edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher

Label
Swedish folktales and legends
Title
Swedish folktales and legends
Statement of responsibility
selected, translated, and edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Swedish Folktales and Legends is a diverse and enchanting collection of more than one hundred and fifty tales, providing a representative sampling of Sweden's folklore tradition, which was first recorded in the mid-nineteenth century (around the time of the Brothers Grimm). Drawn primarily from the Swedish National Folklore Archives and private collections as well as from various other sources, they are all newly translated from the Swedish, many for the first time. Ranging from the ribald to the romantic from the rustic to the mystical, from farmers' jokes to epiphanies, these are stories in which sirens trolls, giants, tomtar (household spirits) and ghosts, as well as princesses, shepherds, dunces and rakes all come to life. The unique voices and spirit of storytellers from generations past are unerringly captured in these lively original translations
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blecher, Lone Thygesen
  • Blecher, George
Series statement
The Pantheon fairy tale and folklore library
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  • Tales
  • Legends
  • Legends
  • Tales
  • Sweden
Label
Swedish folktales and legends, selected, translated, and edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Swedish
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 377-379
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sermon About Nothing. Sven Fearless. The Tale of the Parson and the Sexton. The Farmer Who Sold His Soul to the Devil (legend). The Night-Blind Parson (legend). The Burning Lake (legend). The Bishop's Visit (legend). One More Schnapps (legend). The Hare
  • Animal Tales. Small Birds Can Kill Too! The Rooster Wins the Race. The Fox, the Bear, and the Honeycomb. How the Bear Got His Stubby Tail. The Fox and the Rowanberries. "They're Sour," Said the Fox. The Fox and the Crane Invite Each Other to Dinner. Why the Hare Has a Cleft Lip. If It Were Summer ... The Wolf and the Fox. The Wolf Who Wanted to Become Stronger. The Billy Goat and the Wolf. Hold the Wolf by the Tail -- Trolls, Giants, Ghosts, and Other Beings. To Squeeze Water from a Stone. The Girl Who Wouldn't Spin. The Boy Who Worked for the Giant. Little Hans. Onen in the Mountain. The Gullible Troll. The Clever Boy. The Backahast (legend). The Skogsra at Lapptjarns Mountain (legend). To Catch Smoke (legend). The Tale of the Troll Woman (legend). The Tale of Speke (legend). The Gypsy Girl and Her Dead Fiance (legend). Hobergsgubben (legend). The Trolls and the Bear (legend). The Giant's Toy (legend) -- True Dummies and Clever Folk. The Tale of the Crooked Creature. Wise Klara. The Stupid Boy Who Didn't Know About Women. Counting the Stars in Heaven. Fools. The Princess of Catburg. Pretend to Eat, Pretend to Work. Lazy Masse. Big Tomma and Heikin Pieti. For Long Springday. The Students and the Eclipse of the Moon. The Numbskull Who Thought He Married a Man. Talje Fools. The Thief's Three Masterpieces. The Girl and the Calf's Eyes (legend). The King, the Headsman, and the Twelve Robbers (legend). Twelve Men in the Forest (legend). The Wise Daughter (legend). Bellman Stories (legend) -- How to Win the Princess. Twigmouthius, Cowbellowantus, Perchnosimus. The Princess Who Always Had an Answer. The Boat That Sailed on Both Land and Sea. The Liar. Ash Dummy Chops Down the Oak and Becomes the King's Son-in-Law. The Princess with the Louse Skin. Sheepskin Boy. The Princess Who Danced with a Troll Every Night. Stuck on a Goose. The King's Hares. Prince Greenbeard -- Tales of Heroes and Heroines. The Three Swords. The Peasant Girl in the Floating Rock. Manasse and Cecilia. The Princess in the Earthen Cave. The Silver Dress, the Gold Dress, and the Diamond Dress. The Boy in the Birch-Bark Basket. The Castle East of the Sun and West of the Wind in the Promised Land. Prince Vilius. The Three Sons Who Each Had a Foal, a Puppy, and a Sword. The Twelve Kidnapped Princesses. The Tale of White Bear. Little Rose and Big Briar -- Metamorphoses. The Serpent Prince. The Widow's Son. Gray Cape. The Animal Husbands. Prince Faithful. The Rats in the Juniper Bush -- Tales of Men and Women. Like a Cold Wind in Warm Weather. The Quick-Learning Girl. The Girl Who Gave a Knight a Kiss Out of Necessity. The Fussy Fiance. Par and Bengta. Who's Got the Dumbest Husband. Geska. The Stingy Farmer. The Man and Woman Who Changed Jobs. The Contrary Old Woman (legend). The Tale of a Suitor (legend). The Hunter and the Skogsra (legend). The Woman in the Hole (legend). The Man Who Married the Mara (legend). The Hidden Key (legend) -- Moral Tales. His Just Reward. Master Par and Rag Jan's Boy. The Girl in the Robbers' Den. Funteliten and His Mother. The Girl Who Stepped on the Bread. A Tale of Two Beggars. The Filthy-Rich Student. The Bad Stepmother. The Tale of the Copper Pot. The Two Chests. Godfather Death. The Bear and the Woman. The Boy, the Old Woman, and the Neighbor (legend). The Salt Mill (legend). Old Nick and the Widow (legend). The Lazy Boy and the Industrious Girl (legend). The Parson's Wife Who Had No Shadow (legend). The Despised Rake (legend). The Tale of the Sculptor's Beautiful Wife (legend). The Big Turnip (legend) -- Parsons, the Good Lord, and the Evil One. "Yet a Little While, and the World Seeth Me No More" The Devil and the Tailor. Kitta Gray. The Pregnant Parson. Forging with Sand. The Parson, the Sexton, and the Devil. The
Control code
ocm27768887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 383
Isbn
9780394547916
Lccn
93000748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Swedish folktales and legends, selected, translated, and edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher
Publication
Note
Translated from the Swedish
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 377-379
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sermon About Nothing. Sven Fearless. The Tale of the Parson and the Sexton. The Farmer Who Sold His Soul to the Devil (legend). The Night-Blind Parson (legend). The Burning Lake (legend). The Bishop's Visit (legend). One More Schnapps (legend). The Hare
  • Animal Tales. Small Birds Can Kill Too! The Rooster Wins the Race. The Fox, the Bear, and the Honeycomb. How the Bear Got His Stubby Tail. The Fox and the Rowanberries. "They're Sour," Said the Fox. The Fox and the Crane Invite Each Other to Dinner. Why the Hare Has a Cleft Lip. If It Were Summer ... The Wolf and the Fox. The Wolf Who Wanted to Become Stronger. The Billy Goat and the Wolf. Hold the Wolf by the Tail -- Trolls, Giants, Ghosts, and Other Beings. To Squeeze Water from a Stone. The Girl Who Wouldn't Spin. The Boy Who Worked for the Giant. Little Hans. Onen in the Mountain. The Gullible Troll. The Clever Boy. The Backahast (legend). The Skogsra at Lapptjarns Mountain (legend). To Catch Smoke (legend). The Tale of the Troll Woman (legend). The Tale of Speke (legend). The Gypsy Girl and Her Dead Fiance (legend). Hobergsgubben (legend). The Trolls and the Bear (legend). The Giant's Toy (legend) -- True Dummies and Clever Folk. The Tale of the Crooked Creature. Wise Klara. The Stupid Boy Who Didn't Know About Women. Counting the Stars in Heaven. Fools. The Princess of Catburg. Pretend to Eat, Pretend to Work. Lazy Masse. Big Tomma and Heikin Pieti. For Long Springday. The Students and the Eclipse of the Moon. The Numbskull Who Thought He Married a Man. Talje Fools. The Thief's Three Masterpieces. The Girl and the Calf's Eyes (legend). The King, the Headsman, and the Twelve Robbers (legend). Twelve Men in the Forest (legend). The Wise Daughter (legend). Bellman Stories (legend) -- How to Win the Princess. Twigmouthius, Cowbellowantus, Perchnosimus. The Princess Who Always Had an Answer. The Boat That Sailed on Both Land and Sea. The Liar. Ash Dummy Chops Down the Oak and Becomes the King's Son-in-Law. The Princess with the Louse Skin. Sheepskin Boy. The Princess Who Danced with a Troll Every Night. Stuck on a Goose. The King's Hares. Prince Greenbeard -- Tales of Heroes and Heroines. The Three Swords. The Peasant Girl in the Floating Rock. Manasse and Cecilia. The Princess in the Earthen Cave. The Silver Dress, the Gold Dress, and the Diamond Dress. The Boy in the Birch-Bark Basket. The Castle East of the Sun and West of the Wind in the Promised Land. Prince Vilius. The Three Sons Who Each Had a Foal, a Puppy, and a Sword. The Twelve Kidnapped Princesses. The Tale of White Bear. Little Rose and Big Briar -- Metamorphoses. The Serpent Prince. The Widow's Son. Gray Cape. The Animal Husbands. Prince Faithful. The Rats in the Juniper Bush -- Tales of Men and Women. Like a Cold Wind in Warm Weather. The Quick-Learning Girl. The Girl Who Gave a Knight a Kiss Out of Necessity. The Fussy Fiance. Par and Bengta. Who's Got the Dumbest Husband. Geska. The Stingy Farmer. The Man and Woman Who Changed Jobs. The Contrary Old Woman (legend). The Tale of a Suitor (legend). The Hunter and the Skogsra (legend). The Woman in the Hole (legend). The Man Who Married the Mara (legend). The Hidden Key (legend) -- Moral Tales. His Just Reward. Master Par and Rag Jan's Boy. The Girl in the Robbers' Den. Funteliten and His Mother. The Girl Who Stepped on the Bread. A Tale of Two Beggars. The Filthy-Rich Student. The Bad Stepmother. The Tale of the Copper Pot. The Two Chests. Godfather Death. The Bear and the Woman. The Boy, the Old Woman, and the Neighbor (legend). The Salt Mill (legend). Old Nick and the Widow (legend). The Lazy Boy and the Industrious Girl (legend). The Parson's Wife Who Had No Shadow (legend). The Despised Rake (legend). The Tale of the Sculptor's Beautiful Wife (legend). The Big Turnip (legend) -- Parsons, the Good Lord, and the Evil One. "Yet a Little While, and the World Seeth Me No More" The Devil and the Tailor. Kitta Gray. The Pregnant Parson. Forging with Sand. The Parson, the Sexton, and the Devil. The
Control code
ocm27768887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 383
Isbn
9780394547916
Lccn
93000748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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