Mythology and Folklore in South-East Asia

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Graham E. Saunders
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Literary Collections - 315 pages
The first anthology in English of South-East Asian myths, this book is an engaging look at these rich storytelling traditions. It includes new translations of some shorter tales and concise paraphrases of longer epics. There are separate sections devoted to poetry, drama, proverbs, and prose from various regions and cultures. A wide range of readers will find themselves absorbed in the romance, tragedy, drama, and adventure of South-East Asian kings, princes, princesses, heroes and heroines, and ordinary people.

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Contents

Some Notes on the Religions
1
Poetry and Songs
25
Ballads
54
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Jan Knappert, formerly Senior Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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