Italian Folktales has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Fiabe italiane = Italian Folktales, Italo CalvinoItalian Folktales (Fiabe italiane) is. Italo Calvino and the Nature of Italian. Folktales. MARC BECKWITH. A little over thirty years ago Italo Calvino set out to provide for Italy what the Grimms had. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Italian Folktales

So much fun and weirdness. PaperbackEnglish Editionpages.

I’m going to have to upgrade to a hardback version! Antique Books Den Published: Time Traveler Books Published: The Son of the Merchant from Milan.

The cover may have some creases or minor tears. The Wife Who Lived on Wind. Most had at least some of the classic characteristics of fairy tales, including royalty, magic, the number three, talking animals, and happily ever after endings. I finally finished this book. The Dead Mans Arm. The King of Denmarks Son.

My Grandmother, from Italy, would tell my brother and I Giufa stories every night. The Prince Who Married a Frog. As a tiny child, I read this an enormous number of times — I remember bringing it in to my kindergarten class to show to my teacher who, certainly, had doubts that I’d actually read it. The Palace Mouse and the Garden Mouse. Aug 07, Jill marked it as to-read Shelves: The book may be an ex-library book.


An amusing collection of fairy tales and folk stories that hasn’t a whiff of postmodern style. Dec 31, Joe rated it it was amazing. If you’re someone only familiar with the Grimms, you have to read this. I felt like I grew to know Italy through both space and time through the hundreds of stories in this book, stories from every part of Italy, over seven hundred pages of stories. Introduction by the Author; illustrations.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Webarchive template wayback links. It would be a Herculean task to analyse the stories in detail: Those Stubborn Souls the Biellese. And the famous novelist did not let me down: Some reading and cover creases, light shelf and edge wear with small split to top of spine, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block.

General shelfwear to cover w minor stains. Calvino is himself clearly captivated by the folkloric imagination and communicates this in what is a fascinating and rich addition to f. Heavy wear to cover. Books in Bulgaria Published: Cover design by Louise Fili. Uniform age toned pages. This is the result, down to the tales. Preview — Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino.

The Marriage of a Queen and a Bandit.

I have become the teller of Giufa stories. Lists with This Book. He included extensive notes on his alterations to make the tales more readable and the logic of his selections, such as renaming the heroine of The Little Girl Sold with the Pears Perina rather than Margheritina to connect to the pears, [3] and selecting Bella Venezia as the Italian variant of Snow White because it featured robbers, rather than the variants containing dwarfs, which he suspected were imported from Germany.


Most often collections of folk tales are either slim volumes of a few stories that have been continuously recycled or you have to buy several books in a series to obtain the complete collection by a certain editor.

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Only a word of statutory caution: Mrs Fox and Mr Wolf. Text in English, Italian.

We have children born as apples and rosemary plants, crabs and snakes. My only suggestion for this kind of anthology is that the organization of the stories could have been better — by region or group similar stories together with their regional variations.