Folktales of China

Folktales of China #2020

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  • Title: Folktales of China
  • Author: Wolfram Eberhard
  • ISBN: 9780226181936
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2020-04-26T09:20:31+00:00

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    A collection of tales from China, with notes about when collected and the types and motifs involvedMore legends than in many such collections I ve seen, partly because the tales often end with the observation that this character or that was made divine for the events of the tale The Water Mother , for instance, is the familiar type, like Why the Sea Is Salt or Sweet Porridge where magic that produces good stuff is let to run wild, but it ends with the observation that the woman became the goddes [...]

    It s hard to read a book like this as a piece of literature and not as a window into some kind of historical or cultural truths, and my positive reaction is mostly on its successes as the latter, though unless you have a China itch to scratch I think it won t resonate too deeply In any case, it s very well organized and annotated, and some of the stories are fun, both epic and ridiculous at the same time.

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