History and legend in Romanian short stories and tales

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Minerva Pub. House , Bucharest, Romania
Historical fiction, Romanian -- Translations into English., Short stories, Romanian -- Translations into English., Romania -- Social life and customs -- Fic



Statementtranslated by Ana Cartianu ; foreword by Mihai Zamfir.
LC ClassificationsPC830.7.H5 H57 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 296 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2929998M
LC Control Number84165602

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History And Legend In Romanian Short Stories And Tales Translated By Ana Cartianu Foreword. Romania’s literature features a rich history of Romanian folk tales and fairy tales. Collected by authors like Mite Kremnitz, author of Roumanian Fairy Tales, and Andrew Lang, these stories for children are lively and imaginative.

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Today, Transylvania is mostly known for its myths about vampires and the blood-thirsty count Dracula. But while the fictional character is a creation of the Irish writer Bram Stoker as the central figure of his fantasy book Dracula, Transylvania has its own folk centuries, Transylvania was colonized by several transient populations that have shaped its history.

Legends and Myths of Romania. After listening to all these fascinating tales and national folklore, one will think twice before visiting these locations in Romania to which the stories are connected. In the following paragraphs, we will shed some light on Romania’s fascinating urban myths, stories, superstitions, and even the occult.

In Romanian mythology, it is said that each wizard and witch has access to a Black Book which contains all the incantations, chants and magic formulas. Usually, before dying, wizards pass on this knowledge to an apprentice, but sometimes such books remain without a master.

Such is the case of the following story. Tales of headless horsemen can be traced to the Middle Ages, including stories from the Brothers Grimm and the Dutch and Irish legend of the “Dullahan” or “Gan Ceann,” a Grim Reaper-like. Some of the best-known Romanian tales can also be found in a Romanian-English-French edition published by Paralela 45 publishing house at the end of last year.

The book can be found here. The epitome of dark myths and legends began deep within the wide forests of Romania, a country that was once harsh and full of mystery. Natural disasters, disease, wild animals, and war always felt too close to home and threatened to decimate the lives of the Romanian folk.

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The name of Romania comes from roman (previously ruman). "Romanian" comes from the Latin word romanus, meaning "citizen of Rome". The collection of folktales from Romania consists of one book with 18 folktales.

According to legend, Vlad Dracula enjoyed dining amidst his dying victims and dipping his bread in their blood. Whether those gory tales are true is unknown. The Best Short Legends for Children. We mustn’t confuse legends with myths or fables.

In general, legends are stories extracted from a supposed ancestral reality rooted in history. However, at the same time, they’re often mixed with a good dose of fantasy, the supernatural, and a great imagination. Fables usually have animal main characters. Unlike most legends, the Teleki mansion got its creepy story during World War II, when the locals started to talk about a ghost inhabiting it.

As expected, the Red Army was hardly impressed by the stories, and some soldiers entered the mansion to enjoy the wine hidden in its cellar. Sometimes depicted with the ability to transform into animals, the moroi and strigoi are also present in many books, games, songs and legends by foreign authors inspired by the Romanian tales.

Balaur (dragon) Out of all types of Romanian zmeu-like (dragon). Yes, this book does highlight several fairy tales from Romanian culture, as well as a few myths and legends. However, the translation is poorly done, making it a rather difficult read.

Much of the dialogue is in an Old English format, and numerous typos make the reader stumble over the text/5(5). Roumanian Fairy Tales.

Notes: The book contains 18 Romanian folktales. Author: Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz Editor: J. Percival Published: Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York. The Witcher (Polish: Wiedźmin, Polish pronunciation: [ˈvʲɛd͡ʑmʲin]) is a fantasy series of novels and short stories written by Polish author Andrzej series revolves around the titular "witcher", Geralt of Sapkowski's works, "witchers" are beast hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle wild beasts and monsters.

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Other tales say the ghost is Mary Worth, a woman said to be a witch who was burned at the stake. One legend about Bloody Mary says that if a person says "Bloody Mary" three times in front of the mirror after midnight, Mary's ghost will appear and kill them.

Some legends also portray her as a good ghost, but she is most often seen as an evil spirit. Overview Creation of the world. Stories suggest God made the earth with the help of animals, while Satan was trying to thwart his plans.: 11–12 In the majority of versions, before the earth existed, a boundless ocean called Apa Sâmbetei was the abode of God and the Devil, seen as master and servant rather than equals.

In these stories the Devil goes by the name "Nefartatul" and is the. Let us be your guide to Romania. Rodica W. (US)“The exceptional team at Beyond Dracula designed a memorable, and impeccably executed 8-day journey for four of us, from Bucharest through the glorious countryside of Transylvania, to towns and villages that felt as if they were storybook illustrations.I had visited other regions of Romania on my own before, in search of family roots, but my.

Go to full list of Nigerian folk tales. About: Nigerian folk tales are epic stories that can explain the world around us. These stories and myths have been told within generations. One of the most influential collections of Nigerian folklore is the collection Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, published in.

The legend of Xtabay: a story that gives life to a liquor found in the Yucatan Peninsula. The love story of Sac-Nicte & Canek: one of the many legends that explain the abandonment of Chichen Itza.

The legend of the Uxmal dwarf: an unlikely king who builds spectacular structures and made a city grow. Books Based on Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales, and Folktales Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

European folklore and collected folk stories. A redcap is a type of goblin who dyes its hat in human blood in Anglo-Scottish border folklore.; Hobgoblins are friendly trickster goblins from English, Scottish, and Pilgrim folklore and literature.; The Benevolent Goblin, from Gesta Romanorum (England); The Erlking is a malevolent goblin from German legend.; The Trasgu is a Northern Spanish and.

A legend from the Ramayana speaks of King Bhagirath, who once meditated before Lord Brahma for a thousand years for the salvation of the souls of his ancestors. Pleased with his devotion, Brahma granted him a wish; the king then requested that the Lord send the river goddess Ganges down to earth from heaven so that she could flow over his ancestors' ashes and wash their curse away and.

The Sketch Book, in full The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., short-story collection by Washington Irving, first published in –20 in seven separate of the book’s odd pieces concern Irving’s impressions of England, but six chapters deal with American subjects.

Of these the tales “ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “ Rip Van Winkle” have been called the first. The legends deal with the power of morality and politics. From founding myths to the legends of divine law, Rome has them all. Here is a list of some fascinating famous mythological and legendary stories: 1.

The Story of Romulus and Remus. If you are looking for a novel to read, you can try “Baltagul” (in English translates into “The hatchet” and I found an Amazon link here: The Hatchet: Mihail Sadoveanu, Eugenia Farca: : Books).

It is a great novel with a. The classic tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, fully illustrated and presented in a luxury gift edition.

The much-loved legend of King Arthur is brought to life in this stunningly illustrated collection, featuring stories including The Sword in the Stone, Excalibur and The Last Battle.

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I'm familiar with Romanian fairy tales and I was happy when I've seen this book on amazon. But after I bought it, I had the unpleasant surprise to realize that the translation is awful (Romanian expressions, words, the order of the words in a sentence are translated carelessly, without paying attention to what an English / American who reads these tales for the first time would think or Reviews: Arthurian legend, the body of stories and medieval romances centering on the legendary king Arthur.

Medieval writers, especially the French, variously treated stories of Arthur’s birth, the adventures of his knights, and the adulterous love between his knight Sir Lancelot and his queen, Guinevere.