A Bouquet : of Czech Folktales by Karel Jaromír Erben,Marcela Sulak

By Karel Jaromír Erben,Marcela Sulak

Karel Erben compiled and wrote A Bouquet in keeping with his stories of Slavic folklore. First released in 1853, it really is dotted with homicide and mayhem : graves establishing and the useless strolling the earth, the animate turning into the inanimate and vice versa, ogres and monsters of lake and wooden, human differences akin to Ovid's Metamorphoses. Written as ballads, Marcela Sulak's new translation completely captures their cadence and rhythm in an English that's clean and lively. over the years A Bouquet has turn out to be considered as a masterpiece and wellspring of concept to artists of all stripes, together with Antonín Dvořák, who composed a chain of symphonic poems to a few of those stories. This version additionally contains Erben's personal notes explaining the origins of lots of those tales.

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