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The Tales of the Ploughwoman: Appendix to FFC 254

Rey-Henningsen, Marisa;Rey-Henningsen, Marissa

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ISBN 10: 9514107810 / ISBN 13: 9789514107818
Published by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Helsinki, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: The Tales of the Ploughwoman: Appendix to ...

Publisher: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Helsinki

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Printing.

Book Type: Trade Paper

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The Tales of the Ploughwoman is a selection of folk narratives from Galicia in Northwest Spain. Both tales of wonder, realistic tales, funny stories, legends and jokes are clear exponents of woman's "natural" supremacy. It is due neither to "poetic fiction" nor "female wishful thinking" when the woman in Galician tales is the heir of the kingdom and the heroine who can overcome all obstacles. Women appear in active heroe roles, as mother and ruler, as fairy or witch, while men constantly appear as victims, villains or clownish heroes. This is all the "natural order" in accordance with the cultural and economic female dominance that prevailed until very recently in those parts of rural Spain, as described in The World of the Ploughwoman (FFC 254). Over half of the tales are published here for the first time. They were collected by the author or by her husband, Gustav Henningsen, during their folkloristic fieldwork in Galicia respectively in the 1960s and 1970s.

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