Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories
The basis of the work is the collection of Evald Tang Kristensen (1843-1929). As a young schoolteacher Kristensen set out across Denmark to collect the folktales, ballads, legends, and stories that he saw as the vestiges of a disappearing folk culture. Over the course of five decades he collected thousands of stories and kept detailed biographical notes about the storytellers he met.
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"An exceptional addition to the “New Directions in Scandinavian Studies” series, this collection consists of two complementary components: a printed book that stands alone as an introduction to and exploration of Danish folklore, and comprehensive digital content stored on an accompanying DVD. . .This useful two-faceted work should generate much interest in multiple disciples, particularly Scandinavian and/or folklore. Recommended."—Choice
"A seminal work of truly impressive scholarship throughout. Erudite, extraordinarily well written, and very strongly recommended for academic library Folktale & Folklore collections."—Jack Mason, Midwest Book Review
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