Tong, Diane Gypsy Folktales

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Gypsy Folktales

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Tong, Diane
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (1989)
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Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 80 stories published in this volume-many for the first time in English, some for the first time in any language- are gathered from 31 countries, including India, France, England, and the U.S., Greece, Sweden, Syria, Argentina, Russia, and Turkey. Here are tales in which young mothers become vampires and wolves become lawyers; where ostracism, poverty, hunger and death are countered by resourcefulness, hospitality, and magic. Here are tales that offer imaginative explanations of why the Gypsies live all over the world, why they have no church and no alphabet, why they love music; tales that link the Gypsies past to their recent successful efforts to organize against oppression. Bookseller Inventory # AAB9780156379892

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Book Description Mariner Books, 1989. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In gathering Gypsy tales from around the world, freelance writer Tong asserts that the preservation of Gypsy culture, heretofore dependent on its oral tradition, is imperiled by both the assimilation and persecution of Gypsies, and by competition to storytelling from more modern vehicles for entertainment (such as the TV and VCR). Thus these narratives, many of which, according to Tong, are recorded here for the first time, bolster Gypsy tradition even as they acquaint the reader with an exotic and misunderstood people. Particularly interesting are Gypsy treatments of universal myths; in a Transylvanian version of the parable of the Flood, the rains are brought on when a peasant woman grills a fish that her husband had been instructed, by an old man, to leave untouched for a week. Another legend has Gypsies bringing water to the crucified Jesus, who blesses them: " 'You will eat, but you will not work.' " One disappointment is the random organization: stories are ordered "as they might be told during an evening at someone's home" rather than by theme or region. Photos not seen by PW. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0156379899

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Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 80 stories published in this volume-many for the first time in English, some for the first time in any language- are gathered from 31 countries, including India, France, England, and the U.S., Greece, Sweden, Syria, Argentina, Russia, and Turkey. Here are tales in which young mothers become vampires and wolves become lawyers; where ostracism, poverty, hunger and death are countered by resourcefulness, hospitality, and magic. Here are tales that offer imaginative explanations of why the Gypsies live all over the world, why they have no church and no alphabet, why they love music; tales that link the Gypsies past to their recent successful efforts to organize against oppression. Bookseller Inventory # AAB9780156379892

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Book Description HARCOURT BRACE amp; CO, 1989. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780156379892

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Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 272 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Stretching back many centuries to its origins in India, the Gypsy oral tradition has accumulated a vast, diverse treasury of folktales. The eighty tales in this volume are gathered from thirty-one different countries. Each tale has a headnote elucidating the tales background. Index; photographs. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156379892

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