A Bouquet: of Czech Folktales by Karel JaromA Bouquet: of Czech Folktales by Karel Jarom

A Bouquet: of Czech Folktales

byKarel JaromTranslated byMarcela SulakIllustratorAlén Divis

Hardcover | May 6, 2016

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Erben compiled and wrote A Bouquet based on his studies of Slavic folklore. First published in 1853, it is dotted with murder and mayhem : graves opening and the dead walking the earth, the animate becoming the inanimate and vice versa, ogres and monsters of lake and wood, human transformations reminiscent of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Written as ballads, Marcela Sulak's new translation perfectly captures their cadence and rhythm in an English that is fresh and energetic. Through the years A Bouquet has come to be regarded as a masterpiece and wellspring of inspiration to artists of all stripes, including Antonín Dvo A K, who composed a series of symphonic poems to some of these tales. Of the many illustrators who have contributed to the various editions that have appeared over the past century and a half, Alén Divi?¡'s artwork is generally considered the most powerful. This edition also includes Erben's own notes explaining the origins of many of these tales.
Title:A Bouquet: of Czech FolktalesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:174 pages, 7.5 × 5.7 × 0.8 inPublished:May 6, 2016Publisher:Twisted Spoon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8086264416

ISBN - 13:9788086264417

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Editorial Reviews

"The thirteen tales in A Bouquet are not radically different from the Anglo-Saxon or specifically American folktales which might be more familiar to an English-language reader, although they certainly contain elements unique to their Bohemian origins."