Benedek Elek: The Princess of the Wind - Hungarian Fairy Tales

Folk-tales are among the world's most beautiful examples of oral storytelling.
ISBN: 9789631362312
Author: Benedek Elek
Page: 159
Binding: Hard cover
Publication date: 2014
Format: Book
Language: English

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Price: 4 500 Ft

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One can call them the 'childhood of literature' as without them none of the world's literature would be complete just like an individual wouldn't be complete without his/her childhood's memories. The period of collecting Hungarian folk-tales may be placed at the end of the 18th century. Among the later collectors Elek Benedek (1859-1929) became the most famous. He started to collect folk-tales as a student. He published his collection in the 'Transylvanian Tales', which became a big success. From that time he dedicated his life to children's literature and in 1889 founded the first Hungarian literary magazine for children, My Magazine. He emerged as a Hungarian 'Brother Grimm', mainly on account of his enormously popular tales. His best known collection, the Hungarian Popular Tales (5 volumes, 1894-96) was known and enjoyed by generations throughout the land to this day.


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