The European Folktale: Form and Nature

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Indiana University Press, 1986 - Social Science - 173 pages
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"Niles' excellent translation should bring L thi's sensitive and articulate study the recognition it deserves among English readers." --Library Journal

L thi demonstrates how the folktale, by its very distance from reality, can play upon the most important themes of human existence.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Depthlessness
11
Abstract Style
24
Isolation and Universal Interconnection
37
Sublimation and AllInclusiveness
66
Function and Significance of the Folktale
81
Folktale Scholarship
107
Structural Folktale Scholarship
126
Index of Tale Types
164
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