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Short there are mixed morals and unjust rewardspunishments for people who do good All in all a strange tale that I don t think would be an inspiration to anyone Vintalko 3 5thinks Well uh the dragons were kind of cool ven though they were defeated asily Other than that though this was a pretty standard story Of dragons they were defeated asily Other than that though this was a pretty standard story Of dragons the devilNo seriously that s what most of these tales are about and it s wonderful In typical folktale fashion a lot of these tales are about brothers who Out To See out to see world and into scrapes of which only the youngest manages to Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) extricate himself and win the princess treasure or whatever sometimes all of it Dragons freuently show up in these in threes of course copper gold and silver For some reason they like to wrestle which is not what you mightxpect from a creature th. Ed into English for the first time The poetic ualities of the originals have been carefully preserved The general reader will njoy these tales immensely and students will find an insightful introduction to the genres of. David Cooper translates fifty marvelous Slovak folktales into collouial English The time and thought he placed into this book is xhibited to the reader through nd notes and an informative introduction as well as an appendix concerning the genesis of folktale collection in Slovakia His Slavic Folklore class at UIUC has xposed me to various tales largely unknown in the West in addition to Cinderella and other variants of popular Western stories Raduz and Ludmilla 3 5To sum up my thoughts of this story basically it started out okay and got very interesting towards the middle but then the nd was somehow muddled up by what I can only call stupid decisions of what route the story should take This is definitely a story that I WOULDN T WANT TO SEE INTERPRETED t want to See Interpreted A Movie Or Retelling Or interpreted a movie or retelling or because in. This delightful collection makes the rich but little known Slovak folk culture available for English language readers Most of the fifty tales assembled here from the collections of folklorist Pavol Dobsinsky are translat.

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At can breathe fire but okay Sisters and young women out Into The World To the world to the same are common too far so than in some other talesThen there are the tales about the devil trying to win a soul from a peasant or a peasant getting one over on the devil by accident or on purpose God in these tales is always distant and unseen but Satan is somebody you could run into any day of the week and have a good scrap with Plenty of witches here to vex or assist as their natures warrant and the heroes and heroines find themselves ither relying on their aid or pranking them flip a coin If you re familiar with basic fairy tale structure and tropes a lot of this will look familiar to you If you re not the helpful introduction and appendix will help you sort it all out My favorite part are the ritualize. The folktale and the specifics of Slovak tales For xpert readers all of the tales have been classified according to the Aarne Thompson index and many include short commentaries that draw on the work of Viera Gasparikov. ,

Traditional Slovak Folktales Folklore and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe