Dancing on Blades

Dancing on Blades : Rare and Exquisite Folktales from the Carpathian Mountains

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Readers of folktales will relish this collection of rare stories from Hungary. Although the tales were told over one hundred years ago, Zalka's research, translation and embellishments have given these almost-lost stories new lives and fresh faces.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 155 x 231 x 20mm | 440g
  • English
  • 162491103X
  • 9781624911033
  • 1,314,998

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"A fascinating collection of rare folktales, destined to join the ranks of classics of Central European traditional storytelling. Palyuk Anna was evidently a remarkably gifted and creative oral narrator. Ms. Zalka has done invaluable archival work in collecting and translating the breadth of her unique repertoire, and making these familiar yet distinctive versions available to modern tellers, listeners, and readers."--Joseph Sobol, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University Graduate Program in Storytelling
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About Csenge Vir Zalka

Csenge Virag Zalka is an international storyteller from Gyor, Hungary. She has a Master's Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University, and a PhD in Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, OH. Her academic research focuses on role-playing games as collaborative storytelling. As a performer, she travels the world, sharing myths, legends, and folktales in Hungarian, English, and Spanish; she has been featured at festivals in various European countries such as Spain and Ireland, as well as the USA. She has a passion for folklore, and researches her tales extensively. Her first folktale collection in English, Tales of Superhuman Powers, was published by McFarland in 2013.
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