By Giuseppe Pitre, Jack Zipes, Joseph Russo
Giuseppe Pitr?, a nineteenth-century Sicilian doctor, accrued a big wealth of people and fairy stories as he traveled and handled the negative all through Palermo. He additionally got stories from associates and students during the island of Sicily. A devoted folklorist, whose importance ranks along the Brothers Grimm, he released a 25-volume selection of Sicilian folks stories, legends, songs, and customs among 1871 and 1914. notwithstanding first released of their unique Sicilian dialect, those stories have by no means earlier than been translated, amassed, and released in English beforehand. This historical two-volume set collects three hundred and a hundred editions of his such a lot interesting and most crucial people and fairy stories, in addition to vigorous, vibrant illustrations via Carmelo Lettere. In stark distinction to the extra literary goals of the Grimms' stories, Pitr?’s own an enthralling, earthy caliber that replicate the customs, ideals, and superstitions of the typical humans extra essentially than the other eu folklore selection of the 19th century. Edited, translated, and with a severe creation via world-renowned folks and fairy story specialists Jack Zipes and Joseph Russo, this assortment will firmly determine Pitr?’s significance as a folklorist.