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Icelandic folk and fairy tales

Icelandic folk and fairy tales (original 1862; edition 2006)

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Title:Icelandic folk and fairy tales
Info:Huntingdon : Edda UK Ltd, 2006.
Collections:Your library, printbooks, non-english
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Icelandic Folk and Fairy Tales by Jón Árnason (1862)



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This is a translation and so some of rings poorly to an American ear on account of the quality of the translator. Strange and wonderful culture, the Icelandic. ( )
  Steven_Burgauer | Dec 26, 2016 |
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
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Jón Árnasonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gudjónsson, KjartanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hallmundsson, HallbergTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallmundsson, MayTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Nowhere does a nation bare its soul to the same extent as in its popular lore, its folktales," say translators May and Hallberg Hallmundsson in their introduction to this selection of Icelandic folk and fairy tales. Spanning the rich folk tradition from ghosts and elves to sorcerers, saints and outlaws, the stories reflect everyday life in Iceland through the centuries, throwing a unique light on the Icelandic character in humorous as well as serious circumstances. The Hallmundssons have selected and translated al the tales in this volume from the classic collection of 19th-century folklorist Jón Árnason, who devoted years of his life to recording stories by oral tradition since the early days of Iceland's history.
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