Danish Folktales, Legends & Other Stories

Book & DVD. This is a collection of translated and annotated Nordic folklore that presents the full repertoires of five storytellers along with extensive archival material. The printed book presents some of the most compelling stories of these important storytellers, accompanied by historical and biographical introductions. Of a length suitable for course use, the book provides a substantive and enjoyable encounter with Danish folklore. The Danish Folklore Nexus, on the accompanying DVD, includes the storytellers' full repertoires, plus five hundred additional stories in both Danish and English, along with essays on the changing political, social, and economic landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark; the history of folklore scholarship; critical approaches to folklore; and comprehensive biographies of the storytellers. It also provides links between related stories and interactive maps that will allow readers to see where the stories are set and where they were collected, as well as a mechanism to search for themes and topics across all the stories.