Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies

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Published
  • Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press c2007
Physical description
xii, 500 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780472115686 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0472115685 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 445 - 479) and indexes.
Contents
  • List of abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Folktales in medieval Latin poetry -- 2. Between sacred legend and folktale : a whale of a story about a tenth-century fisherman -- 3. A cautionary tale : Little Red Riding Hood in the 1020s -- 4. True lies and the growth of wonder : an eleventh-century "Little Claus and Great Claus" -- 5. The wonder of the Turnip tale (ca. 1200) -- 6. The reorientation of the Donkey tale (ca. 1200) -- Conclusion : Sadly never after -- Appendix -- 1. Man swallowed by fish (ATU 1889G) -- A. The "Great Fish" in the Book of Jonah (Rheims-Douay) -- B. Letaldus of Micy, About a certain fisherman whom a whale swallowed -- C. Rudolph Erich Raspe, Baron Munchausen : Narrative of his marvellous travels (1785), Chapter 8 -- D. Hisperica famina B, Lines 157-217, and Letaldus's poem : source and influence, or parallels? -- 2. Truths and lies -- A. "the wish-goat" ("Wunschbock" : ATU 1960A) -- B. "Lantfrid and Cobbo" (Carmina Cantabrigiensia 6) -- C. "Modus Liebinc," or "The song to the Liebo tune" (Carmina Cantabrigiensia 14 ; ATU 1362 "The snow-child") -- D. "Modus florum," or "the song to the flowers tune" (Carmina Cantabrigiensia 15 ; ATU 852 "The lying contest") -- E. "The false prophet and Archbishop Heriger of Mainz : otherworldly voyages to Hell and Heaven, this-worldly punishment" (Carmina Cantabrigiensia 24) -- F. "The priest in the pit" (Carmina Cantabrigiensia 35) -- G. "Little John" (Carmina Cantabrigiensia 42) -- 3. One-Ox : the rich and the poor peasant (ATU 1535) -- A. One-Ox (Unibos) -- B. The story of the peasant Campriano (Storia di Campriano contadino) -- C. Straparola, "Father Scarpafico" (Le piacevoli notti, Night 1, Fable 3) -- D. Brothers Grimm, "About the tailor who became rich quickly" (BP 2:1-3) -- E. Brothers Grimm, "The little farmer" ("Das bürle" [KHM 61]) -- F. "Kibitz" -- G. Hans Christian Andersen, "Little Claus and Great Claus" -- H. List of folk-literature motifs in One-Ox -- 4. The turnip tale : two presents for the King (ATU 1689A) -- A. The turnip tale [1] (Rapularius "frivola") -- B. The turnip tale [2] (Rapularius "prodiga") -- C. Brothers Grimm, "the turnip" ("Die rübe" [KHM 146]) -- 5. The donkey tale : the ass (ATU 430) -- A. The donkey tale (Asinarius) -- B. "The story of Vikramāditya's birth" -- C. Brothers Grimm, "The donkey" ("Das eselein" [KHM144]) -- D. Straparola, "King Pig" (Le piacevoli notti, Night 2, Fable 1) -- E. Brothers Grimm, "Hans my hedgehog" ("Hans mein igel" [KHM 108]) -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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