Interpreting Legend

Interpreting Legend : Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires

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This book, first published in 1994, sets `repertoire against raconteur' in order to explore one of the world's largest collections of folk literature. The author's findings, and his creative and synthetic methodologies, enhance greatly our understanding of the world of the legend, and especially the basic question of `Who tells what to whom in the form of a legend and why?' This work is an in-depth exploration of rural Denmark, and provides us with an excellent vantage point from which to understand legends in their cultural contexts and within the lives of their tellers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 156 x 226 x 26mm | 679.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113884344X
  • 9781138843448
  • 2,404,283

Table of contents

1. Legends and Legend Scholarship 2. Who, What, Why: A Methodology for Interpreting Legend 3. Who, To Whom: Kristensen's Collection and Informants 4. Exceptional Legend Informants and their Repertoires 5. The Life and Legends of a Confirmed Bachelor: Peder Johansen's Repertoire 6. Upward Mobility and Legend: Kirsten Marie Pedersdatter's Repertoire 7. Spinning Yarn(s): Jens Peter Pedersen's Repertoire 8. Conclusion
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