New PDF release: Beautiful Angiola: The Lost Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of

By Jack Zipes,Reviewer Series Editor Jack Zipes

in a single of the main startling literary discoveries of contemporary years, Jack Zipes has exposed this ignored treasure trove of Sicilian people and fairy stories. just like the Grimm brothers earlier than her, Laura Gonzenbach, a skilled Swiss-German born in Sicily, got down to assemble up the stories advised and retold one of the peasants. Gonzenbach accrued fantastic tales - a few on topics that readers will be aware of from the Grimms or Perrault, a few fullyyt new - and released them in German. Her early dying and the destruction of her papers within the Messina earthquake of 1908 in basic terms upload to the secret in the back of her success. appealing Angiola is an rapid vintage: a nineteenth-century choice of tales within the nice culture of fairy and folks stories now translated into English for the 1st time. Gonzenbach delights us with heroines and princes, sorcery and shock, the deeds of the courageous and the treacherous, and the magic of the real storyteller. the fairway chicken , The Humiliated Princess , sorfarina , The Magic Cane, the Golden Donkey, and the Little Stick that Hits are titles destine to develop into new favourites for readers in all places. but whereas the tales enchant us, the wry taglines with which they generally finish ('And so that they remained wealthy and consoled, whereas we hold sitting the following and are becoming old') lightly deliver us again to earth.

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