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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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 155 x 231 x 20mm | 440g
  • English
  • 162491103X
  • 9781624911033
  • 1,342,527

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"In these wonder-?lled tales, the sun and the moon pause to behold beauty. Storytellers will pause and linger long over these new English language retellings of folktales skillfully translated, and beautifully retold stories of Palyuk Anna, a long-ago storyteller from Transcarpathia, for the ?rst time made available for English language readers."--Mary Hamilton, recipient of a Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network and author of Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies
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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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