Thursday, April 23, 2020

Stay-at-home shelfie #27

It's the middle of the Fairy Tale and Folklore Bookshelf. The brown book, second from left, is a handwritten version of "The Dragon of the Well" that Joan gave to me as a Christmas present in 2008. Some of my other favorites include Russian Fairy Tales, by Aleksandr Afanas'ev, and Norwegian Folk Tales by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe; I called both of those volumes desert-island picks in 2016, and that sentiment stands.

Csenge Zalka (link to her dandy blog) is one of my favorite modern storytellers. Her books here are Dancing on Blades: Rare and Exquisite Folktales from the Carpathian Mountains (my 2018 Goodreads review) and Tales of Superhuman Powers. Told Under the Green Umbrella was featured in a post way back in 2011. Encyclopædia of Superstitions was the subject of a Christmas 2017 post featuring a skittish Mr. Angelino.

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