The Snake Prince and Other Stories: Burmese Folk Tales (International Folk Tales (Paperback))

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This is a best-selling series of fantastic folktales, myths, and legends from around the world - many available in English for the first time. It includes tales from Iceland, Sudan, Palestine, Lebanon, Tibet, amongst others.It features a dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted media and organisations.Rich in cultural significance, social commentary, and popular beliefs, the tales found in this series represent the best, the most intriguing, and the most curious of oral literature from cultures whose legends, myths, and folklore have been largely unavailable in English until now.Each volume includes 20 to 30 tales, accompanied by an introduction and a historical overview which give the reader compelling insights into the culture, the folk literature, and the lives of the people in the region.

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Ledgard was raised in Burma by missionary parents, educated at Mandalay's American-run mission school for girls.

Ledgard was raised in Burma by missionary parents, educated at Mandalay's American-run mission school for girls.

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Collector and storyteller Ledgard was raised in Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1930s by missionary parents. Although she now lives in Connecticut, it is clear that the Burma of her childhood is a much-loved memory. In addition to the 25 tales collected here, the author has provided an extensive introduction to Burmese history, religion, and culture, as well as a chronology, a glossary, and a suggested reading list. These materials add considerably to the reader's understanding of the collected stories. The tales themselves are told with forthright simplicity, and the author neither hides nor makes excuses for the contradictions that are a part of any folk culture. Many of the stories will be instantly recognizable for the parallels they have within the Western folklore tradition; others will help illuminate an ancient culture facing the perils of modernization. The stories are ripe for telling, and this book is recommended for all folklore collections.DKatherine Kaigler-Koenig, Ellis Sch., Pittsburgh
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