Italian Folktales

Italian Folktales

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Who but Italo Calvino could have selected two hundred of Italy's traditional folktales and retold them so wondrously? The reader is lured into a world of clearly Italian stamp, where kings and peasants, saints and ogres - along with an array of the most extraordinary plants and animals - disport themselves against the rich background of regional customs and history. Whether the tone is humorous and earthy, playful and nonsensical, or noble and mysterious, the drama unfolds strictly according to the joyous logic of the imagination.

ISBN: 9780156454896

Published Date: January 1, 1980

Publisher: Harvest Books

Language: English

Page Count: 763

Size: 9.25" l x 6.10" w x 1.78" h