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“Whereas each [Original Bavarian Folktales and the Penguin Classic edition of The Turnip Princess] will give readers ample pleasure, Wolf’s conveys a way more correct concept of Schönwerth’s goals and achievements.” — Occasions Literary Complement
A recent of the Brothers Grimm, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth collected the folklore, legends, and fairytales of “peculiar folks” within the Higher Palatinate area of his native Bavaria and printed them within the 1850s in a three-volume scholarly work. This quantity is the primary dual-language version of his tales, which fell into obscurity and have solely not too long ago been rediscovered. The 150 fables embrace “The Spinster Bride,” “Pleasure Will Be Punished,” “The Marriage of Solar and Moon,” and different enchanting Bavarian folktales.
Acceptable for intermediate-level college students of German, this quantity is equally suited to classroom use and unbiased research. New English translations seem on pages dealing with the unique German textual content. An introduction incorporates footnoted critiques of the tales in addition to background materials on Schönwerth and his legacy. Readers will discover this ebook an interesting assortment of little-known folktales in addition to a pleasant manner to enhance their German-language expertise.