Bluebeard Tales From Around the World by Heidi Anne Heiner

By Heidi Anne Heiner

the story of Bluebeard with its many versions has a wealthy folkloric and literary background. It has usually been retold and reinterpreted nowa days in novels, poetry, performs, videos and extra. as soon as upon a time the nature was once higher recognized and provided a bigger cultural touchstone for the overall inhabitants. at the present time he's most sensible identified merely in literary circles. therefore, the heritage of the story as noticeable via its stories and different interpretations is attention-grabbing. supplying over 90 stories and ballads, this assortment compiles a number of variations of Bluebeard stories from around the globe. the various stories are new translations, a few showing for the 1st time in English. frequently the tales are patently with regards to one another and at different instances the connection is extra tenuous. whereas stories from Europe dominate the gathering, different components of the world--including Africa, India, and North America--are good represented. also, numerous performs and operas, in addition to brief fictions and poetry, all basically from the 19th century, are provided right here. the industrial price and various interpretations of this complicated story supply perception into our cultural previous, current, and maybe our destiny. no matter if you're a pupil of folklore or an armchair fanatic, this anthology deals a various array of stories with a unifying subject that either entertains and educates, all accumulated for the 1st time in a single valuable collection.

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