Giuseppe Pitrè, a nineteenth-century Sicilian surgeon, collected an important wealth of people and fairy stories as he traveled and taken care of the negative all through Palermo. He additionally bought stories from buddies and students through the island of Sicily. A committed folklorist, whose value ranks along the Brothers Grimm, he released a 25-volume number of Sicilian folks stories, legends, songs, and customs among 1871 and 1914. although first released of their unique Sicilian dialect, those stories have by no means sooner than been translated, gathered, and released in English earlier.
This historical two-volume set collects three hundred and a hundred versions of his such a lot enjoyable and most crucial folks and fairy stories, in addition to full of life, brilliant illustrations via Carmelo Lettere. In stark distinction to the extra literary objectives of the Grimms' stories, Pitré’s own an enthralling, earthy caliber that mirror the customs, ideals, and superstitions of the typical humans extra sincerely than the other eu folklore selection of the 19th century.
Edited, translated, and with a severe creation by way of world-renowned people and fairy story specialists Jack Zipes and Joseph Russo, this assortment will firmly identify Pitrè’s significance as a folklorist.
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