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By Jack Zipes,Reviewer Series Editor Jack Zipes

ISBN-10: 0415977223

ISBN-13: 9780415977227

in a single of the main startling literary discoveries of contemporary years, Jack Zipes has exposed this missed 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 informed and retold one of the peasants. Gonzenbach gathered great tales - a few on matters that readers will recognize from the Grimms or Perrault, a few totally new - and released them in German. Her early dying and the destruction of her papers within the Messina earthquake of 1908 simply upload to the secret in the back of her fulfillment. appealing Angiola is an speedy vintage: a nineteenth-century selection 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 genuine storyteller. the fairway chook , The Humiliated Princess , sorfarina , The Magic Cane, the Golden Donkey, and the Little Stick that Hits are titles destine to turn into new favourites for readers all over. but whereas the tales enchant us, the wry taglines with which they typically finish ('And so that they remained wealthy and consoled, whereas we preserve sitting right here and are becoming old') lightly convey us again to earth.

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